Prof. Osinbajo was speaking on Wednesday during his visits to Taraba and Adamawa States, in continuation of his engagements with stakeholders and delegates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the States.
The vice president was received in both States by their Governors, Darius Ishaku–Taraba; and Umaru Fintiri–Adamawa; as well as other senior state government officials, and excited residents and people in the States.
He also visited the Lamido Adamawa’s palace on arrival in the State.
VP OSINBAJO REMARKS ON WHY HE IS ASPIRING FOR OFFICE
“My reason for aspiring for the Office of the President of Nigeria is to serve the Nigerian people,” he said at the Lamido’s palace, adding “I have no other reason or objective except to serve.”
Speaking further, he said: “After one has been in office as Vice President for seven years, I know that God did not give me that opportunity so that I would seat down somewhere and write the history of my service as Vice President.
“It is to serve the people, and that is why I am so determined that if God gives me the opportunity to serve, the Nigerian people would realise indeed they have done the right thing by putting me in office because I would serve the country with everything, with all my heart and commitment.”
His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Mustapha, who recalled the VP’s chieftaincy title as the Jagaba of Adamawa received at the Palace of the Lamido of Adamawa, the VP.
THE MONARCH’S REMARK
The monarch then prayed for the realisation of the VP’s presidential aspiration.
“I hope your coming will add more light to Adamawa because you are the Jagaba of Adamawa. I hope you succeed in your efforts to become the President of this country.
“As long as when you’re coming to Adamawa, and with your visit to my palace, this will encourage people to see that you are really the Jagaba of Adamawa,” the Lamido said.
Also at the palace, Governor Fintiri welcomed the VP to the State, adding that “we pray God will answer your heart’s desires. I also hope that the APC delegates will see the reason to put a square peg in a square hole. I welcome you to Adamawa and I wish you the best of luck.”
The Vice President thanked the monarch for his warm reception and prayed for his good health.
VP OSINBAJO SPEAKS ON PRESIDENT BUHARI’S EFFORTS TO FIGHT INSECURITY
He also noted the continuing efforts of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in addressing the diverse challenges facing the country.
“God doesn’t give you a challenge without showing you how to solve them.
“I know all the efforts we are putting in place especially led by President Muhammadu Buhari, we will see an end to the insecurity in our country.
“In the next few years, God giving us the strength and opportunity, we will definitely see progress in our country,” Prof. Osinbajo stated.
“I want to say to our country that there is a lot of hope; this country has everything that is necessary to be great–the talents, resources and we also have the men and women who can serve.
“I am very optimistic that all will be well with our country.”
While addressing the delegates in both States, the VP acknowledged all the support that has been offered towards his presidential bid, while again emphasising that his sole purpose for seeking the highest office of the land, was purely to serve Nigeria and give his best for the country.
Later in Adamawa, he told the journalists at the end of the meeting that “the support here is commendable and I am really excited to see all our party members who are here.
“We have had a very useful discussion, and we have been able to talk about a wide variety of issues. We are all looking forward too much more progress in our country.”
Members of the National Assembly and other notable political leaders accompanied the Vice President on the trips.