The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday decalared that it would be an act of betrayal if he refuses to run for the presidency.
Speaking during a visit to the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, as well as some political office holders in the state as the presidential primary of the party, draws nearer, Osibanjo said it would be wrong for him to retire from politics at this time.
He said, “Opportunity comes once in a while. It is also a privilege to serve. Our country needs service that will bring the country out of the wood.
“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.
“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. Many people are dying for the country every day. If with all that has been given to me by the grace of God, all experience, I now retire to Lagos or Ikene to go and be writing my memoir, it would be a great injustice to this country.”
In his remarks, Akeredolu said the delegates from the state love and respect the Vice-President, but added that it is God who enthrones.
“It is only God that can enthrone, if God says it is you (Osinbajo), it will be you,” Akeredolu stated.