Vice President Yemi Osinbajo asserts that he owes no allegiance to anybody outside of his job.
He made the remarks Tuesday during a visit to Ogun State as part of his ongoing presidential campaign consultations.
According to him, his pledge is a commitment to our people, our children, and Nigeria’s future.
VP Yemi Osinbajo stated that he was in the state not to campaign but to tell his constituents of his plan to run for President.
Osinbajo stated that he consulted widely with members of all segments of society, including President Muhammadu Buhari, before putting his name up to succeed his boss.
Recounting his achievements to the current federal administration, Osinbajo stated that he was actively involved in the judiciary’s reforms and repositioning to ensure its optimal operation and proper enumeration of judges.
He stated that working with Buhari exposed him to high-level government and equipped him to address critical challenges affecting the economy and security, among others.
“The Vice President position affords me the chance to serve, and I have done so with the highest dedication. I devote myself entirely to my work. I am a candidate who will immediately take action if elected.
“I possess the necessary expertise to perform the work and to build on the foundations established by others. My leadership would offer the country peace, harmony, and progress,” the VP stated.
Continuing, he stated, “After all I have learned, should I say no if called upon to serve the nation?” I’ve chosen to run for office. To the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I have taken an oath. It is a pledge to our people, our children, and Nigeria’s future. Outside of the pledge, I owe no one any allegiance.”