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Presidential race: “I have experience to serve you if elected” – Osinbajo

Vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says the experiences and opportunity gathered in his seven years of service in the present administration has equipped him to deliver as a president if given the mandate.

Professor Osinbajo who is also running to pick the presidential ticket under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, made this known in Ibadan while meeting with party delegates, leaders, and faithful in Oyo State.

The vice president believed that the opportunities to understand governance at the highest level of government, both within and outside the country was an exposure that had impacted and prepared him for future responsibility to serve.

He said “All that I have learnt was not just to sit down and write my memoir, no, it was to come handy one day, I believe the time has come and I have the responsibility to my country, to you, to all our children and coming generation, to give all what I’ve learnt and to serve our country faithfully, honestly and transparently”.

Professor Osinbajo said the experiences as the vice president was an advantage to hit the ground running immediately the mandate of the people were given to him as the president.

Vice president Osinbajo while commending Oyo state APC members for their support for the party promised to prioritize reward system for party members.

“When we go into politics we expect to be rewarded with positions, opportunity to serve which is why I’m saying to you all, all delegates, all our politicians, that as far as I’m concerned they must be the priority whenever we are making political appointments, you must be a priority ” he explained

Professor Osinbajo said there will be partnership that would be based on trust with the political class .

Earlier in their separate remarks, senator Teslim Folarin, Chief Niyi Akintola and a senator during the second republic under president Sheu Shagari, senator Jastimi Nado described Professor Osinbajo as the right candidate to become the next president.

Dignitaries at the occasion included former Governor of Edo state, Professor Osareme Osunbo former deputy governor of Oyo state, Chief Iyiola Oladokun, some members of the national assembly, Oyo state APC party executives and party faithful.

Meanwhile the vice president had earlier paid homage to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Mohood Lekan Balogun at his alarere Ibadan residence and to seek his royal blessings.

Kayode Banjo

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