Professor Yemi Osinbajo claims that serving as Vice President to President Muhammadu Buhari has taught him everything he needs to know about running a complicated and diverse country like Nigeria.
According to a statement issued by Osinbajo’s media adviser, Laolu Akande, the vice president made the statement during a visit to the palace of Abunakar Shehu Abunakar, the Emir of Gombe, ahead of the ruling party’s primary election.
On April 11, Osinbajo announced his candidacy for president, claiming that his 7 years of experience working under the current administration have prepared him to face the country’s many difficulties.
Osinbajo said :
I would not disturb you with matters I will have to discuss with politicians, only to say that on April 11, 2022, I formerly declared my intention to run as president of the federal republic of Nigeria.
And your highness, I did so after serving as VP to our President, Buhari, for the past seven years and I pray, by God grace, I will do so for another year until May 29, 2023.
I have had the honour of serving under a transparent leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, who exposed me very diligently to all that there is to know about governing a complex and very diverse country such as ours.
With the experience that God has given me and the exposure that I have had, including being acting President on occasions; if God enables me to become president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I think my experience, all I’ve learned, will be extremely useful.