2023 ELECTION: Why I want to serve Nigeria as President – Vice President Osinbajo

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president, says his primary motive for running for president is to provide the best possible service to Nigeria’s progress and development.

The Vice President made the remarks during meetings with delegates and APC stalwarts in Benin, Edo State, and Asaba, Delta State, on Thursday.

Prof. Osinbajo stated that the country needs more committed leaders willing to sacrifice for the sake of the people to ensure its continued growth, even as he expressed his earnest desire to serve if given the ticket under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) platform.

The vice president’s visits to the states of Edo and Delta are part of a statewide engagement with APC delegates and stakeholders.

The Vice President also paid courtesy calls to the palaces of Benin’s Oba, Omo N’Oba Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, and Asaba’s Asagba, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof.) Chike Edozien. He formally announced his intention to run for president to the monarchs.

Prof Osinbajo received a rousing welcome from the people, as he has in every other state he has visited so far—Oyo, Ondo, and Ogun—including on the streets, supporters, cultural dancers, residents, and very enthusiastic party delegates who came out in droves to declare their support for his candidacy.

When he arrived in Benin, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip

“My purpose is to serve our country,” stated the Vice President, who talked passionately about his decision to run for President. When it comes to serving this country, I have a strong desire to do so.”

Prof. Osinbajo expressed his gratitude to the APC delegates for their collaboration and support in the states, saying, “I am profoundly thankful for all the support I have gotten, both individually and collectively, from this camp of our party.”

VP Osinbajo reiterated how President Buhari’s opportunity to serve in government and take on key projects qualified him for the presidency.

“The entire premise and purpose of my campaign for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is to serve our country; it’s a question of obligation,” he stated.

“We require dedicated, sincere leadership as well as someone willing to make sacrifices for others. “These are the people who will change Nigeria.” We can do things that will revolutionize this country if everyone here works together.” This country will be transformed by us.

“Change requires people, and people positioned in a certain area or position where they can make a significant difference.”

“Let’s not be sentimental in picking the leader for our country,” the VP said, emphasizing the importance of service for the larger good.

Prof. Osinbajo, in response to questions from delegates from both states, emphasized President Buhari’s administration’s efforts over the last few years to improve the business environment through its Ease of Doing Business reforms.

The Vice President also emphasized the Administration’s Social Investment Programs, saying he would focus more on youth development and how technology could be used to improve young people’s skills, as well as education, health, and agriculture, among other critical sectors, to spur national development.

In Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba, prayed for Prof. Osinbajo’s success in his bid to become Nigeria’s next President.

The VP answered questions from party stakeholders and APC delegates on a variety of topics, including governance, security, economy, and politics, among others, during his sessions.

The Vice President attended an Iftar dinner with State House Correspondents at his Aguda House house earlier on Wednesday evening, where he also addressed his 2023 Presidential bid.

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