Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in Akure, Ondo State said it will be a betrayal to Nigeria if he doesn’t contest the presidency in the 2023 general elections.
Osinbajo made this known during a courtesy visit to the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, adding that aside from his current position, having served as acting president for months has also given him the needed experience to lead Nigeria.
“Many people are dying for the country every day. If with all that has been given to me by the grace of God — all the experience — I now retire to Lagos or Ikenne to go and write my memoir, it would be a great injustice to this country,” the Vice President said.
“Now the opportunity has come, with the experience that I have, the connection and contacts that I have both locally and internationally, it will be a betrayal to the country not to accept to serve the country.
“Nobody can be anything without the endorsement of God. I declare my intention based on the fact that I have served for over seven months as acting president. I was given very serious responsibility as an acting president.”
On his part, Akeredolu said the delegates from the state love and respect him but said it is God that enthrones.
Since Osinbajo announced his intention to run for president on April 11, he has been travelling round the country to seek support for his ambition.