Buhari has prepared me for task ahead, Osinbajo tells Lagos delegates
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), yesterday, said that his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, has prepared him on how to govern a complex country like Nigeria.
He made the remarks at the grand finale of his consultations with stakeholders and delegates of All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country, which held at Ikeja, Lagos State, ahead of the party’s presidential primary on Sunday.
Lagos deputy governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, led other dignitaries in the entourage of the Vice President to the parley. The party faithful, who were apparently elated, showed their admiration and support for Osinbajo and his presidential aspiration.
Speaking to the large crowd, he explained why he decided to vie for the post of president, saying, “my decision to run is on account of the fact that first, I desire deeply to serve this country, to serve the people of this country, especially the man on the street, the common man.
“My desire is to serve this country truthfully, very honestly and transparently; to take this country to the best possible place.”
Osinbajo continued: “I’m not here to campaign but to celebrate with my people in Lagos. We will certainly get to a new Nigeria. Buhari has exposed me to governing a complex country like Nigeria.
“The truth is that God has not made a mistake, the reason God has given me opportunity to serve is because a time will come when our country will need new leadership. That time has come.
“I’m sure, everyone knows that if you have seven years of experience you will be better than those without experience.
“So, by the grace of God, I will achieve the aim of bringing about a new Nigeria. We can only achieve it if we back it up with our votes beginning from this Sunday at the primary.”