The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday indirectly fired back at the Tinubu Camp when he said in Akure that it would amount to an act of betrayal to the country if he failed to serve Nigeria.
Osinbajo said this when he visited the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, as well as some political office holders as he continues to consult ahead of the party’s presidential primary.
Recall that during the Holy Week, supporters of Bola Tinubu, who is also seeking the APC’s presidential ticket, had circulated a photo of the vice president on Social Media, dubbing him Judas Iscariot. Though Tinubu’s media office denied that the former Lagos State governor had anything to do with the posters.
Now Mr. Osinbajo is saying that the real betrayal would be if he refuses to heed the call to serve his country, expressing his readiness to contest the presidential election in 2023.
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.”