Osinbajo speaks on emergence as Nigeria’s Vice President

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that he never believed he would someday become Nigeria’s number two citizen.

He said this on Tuesday at the State House Banquet Hall on the occasion of the 2018 Democracy Day.

Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, said God gave him and his principal extraordinary grace to lead Nigeria.

He added: “I for one can say that five years ago if someone had told me that I would be Vice President at all, let alone celebrating three years in office, I would have doubted that they were thinking right, but here we are.

“One of the reasons I never thought I would be in politics is because I always thought I had enough baggage already. I recall that when I was about to rent a place to live, the landlord said to me that there were two kinds of tenants he didn’t want.

“He did not want a lawyer and he didn’t want an Ijebu man and I qualified on both disqualifications. So, now you can imagine what it is like to add one more – a politician, to all of that.

“But we have very good reasons to be grateful to God for the wonderful ways that he has workedwith our government and ensured that in the past three years, we recorded such rate of success.

“I was reminding someone two months ago that we are not even three years yet and we are being compared to some of our friends who have been in office for 16 years. It shows that we must be doing very well.

“I really want to thank every one of you for making the time to come celebrate with us today, especially those who had to travel from out of Abuja to share this time with us, I want to just thank you and to wish you a happy democracy day.”


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