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Osinbajo: I didn’t beg to be VP, I can leave the position at short notice

Osinbajo: I didn’t beg to be VP, I can leave the position at short notice
May 17
07:57 2018
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Yemi Osinbajo says he did not beg to be Vice-President and that he is prepared to leave the position “at short notice”.

Osinbajo said he is not a politician and he will not fail to “stand up for my faith” when the need arises.

The vice-president said this on Tuesday while responding to questions from Christian leaders at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Benue state government house, Makurdi.

Williams Avenya, Catholic bishop of Gboko, had said to Osinbajo: “The point I’m trying to make is that a day is going to come when you, as the vice-president, will bear the brunt of that problem of injustices in our land, especially those perpetrated on smaller ethnic groups that have no one to fight for them.

“So, as a Christian person, exonerate yourself from this situation.”

In response, the vice-president said: “My Lord Bishop, you said you are not a politician, I am also not a politician. As a matter of fact, I’m also a priest and I’m a Christian, a born again Christian. Because I’m a born again Christian, my destiny is not determined by any man but by God who I serve.

“Let me assure you that under no circumstances, none whatsoever, will I give up my faith or refuse to stand up for my faith.

“You can take that to the bank. Even the position that I currently occupy, I did not ask for it and I’m prepared to leave it at a short notice.

“It doesn’t mean anything. I became a born again Christian after I became a professor, a professor of the law of evidence, a professor of proof.

“But when the Lord Jesus Christ met me, He persuaded me by showing me clearly that there is such a thing as the evidence of things that are not seen.

“It is because of the evidence of things that are not seen, it is because you can make something out of nothing that I stand here today as vice-president.

“How possible can anyone say that the killing of women and children doesn’t matter because he is vice-president or because he is President? How is that possible? Certainly, it cannot be for a person who is born again. A renewed mind will know that there is justice, there is consequence even if there is no justice here on earth.”

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  1. Emeka
    Emeka May 17, 09:55

    Am happy we have Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at this point in the history of Nigeria. My prayer is for him to take over from Buhari in 2023. He has always spoken against killing in whatever form. The conspiracy theory by some PDP members masquerading themselves as Christians has failed. Forward ever for Nigeria

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  2. bamuf
    bamuf May 17, 13:04

    You Will never quit for enemy rejoice. You stabilise our economy in term of récession. You Will surely succeed Buhari!! Nothing do you!!

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  3. Isaac Ajonibode
    Isaac Ajonibode May 18, 03:40

    Let us all check those that are persecuting the VP. If they were in his shoes what can they do that this humble servant has not been able to do better? I am an RCCG minister, also one of those that were saying the VP has compromise his faith. Reading his presentation now and reflecting on his performances when PMB was on about six months medical check up, I have change my mind.Is it easy for one, among the mist of Muslim leaders appointed by PMB, to work efficiently like that?When PMB came back from his sick holidays he congratulated him. Let’s fear God and pray that this country move forward.

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    • El Nora
      El Nora May 19, 11:47

      This is why Nigeria will never move forward
      ….”I am an RCCG member”

      Let’s make political decisions based on the person’s capbility not based on our religious or cultural afflictions

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