Nigeria’s vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has vowed to complete the works President Muhammadu Buhari started if he is elected the leader of the nation.
Osinbajo made this known to the public while declaring his interest to contest for the office of the president on Monday, 11 April, 2022. In his lengthy statement, the VP said he plans to use his experience in the office to establish the “Nigeria that we all desire” in a few short years.
“I have spoken to small and large businesses. I stood where they stood and sat where they sat. I know their hopes, aspirations and fears; and I believe that those hopes and aspirations are the seeds for the great Nigeria that we all desire,” he said.
“I believe that the very reason why the Almighty God gave me these experiences, these insights, and these opportunities, is that they must be put to the use of our country and its great peoples.
“Which is why I am today, with utmost humility, formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, on the platform of our great party, the All Progressives Congress.”
Osinbajo also revealed that he’ll focus on creating a tech economy, security and provision of job to alleviate over 100 million people out of poverty.
“Above all, front and centre of our efforts will be the provision of jobs and opportunities for our young people,” he said.
“I now most solemnly and respectfully seek the support of fellow Nigerians everywhere in this land, and the diaspora, young and old, male and female, in the great and exciting journey that we have ahead of us.”
Finally the vice-president said Nigerians should unite and have a country “where all are treated fairly, justly and with respect.”