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Nigeria Needs Committed Leaders like Me –Osinbajo

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Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibajo says Nigeria needs ‘’more committed leaders ready to make sacrifices for the good of the people to ensure its further development.’’

The VP made this known when he visited delegates and stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benin, Edo State; and in Asaba, Delta State. He added that serving the nation is the ‘’desire’’ of his heart.

“We need leadership that is committed, truthful and who would make sacrifices for others. These are the types of leaders that would transform Nigeria."

He thanked the delegates for the support he has received from them.

“I am deeply grateful for all the support I have received, from this particular camp of our party, individually and collectively.

“With the cooperation of everyone who is here, we can actually do things that will transform this nation… we will, indeed, transform this nation.

"Change involves people, and people placed at a particular area or in a position where they can really make a difference.”

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He reiterated that serving under President Muhammadu’s administration gave him the opportunity to ‘’undertake major assignment’’ and ‘’prepared him ahead for the Presidency.’’

The VP promised to focus on the development of youths and technology in order to ‘’improve the skills of young people; as well as education, health and agriculture, among other critical sectors to spur national development.’’

The VP’s trips to Edo and Delta States are in continuation of his nationwide engagements with APC delegates and stakeholders.

The VP also paid courtesy calls to the palaces of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II; and the Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof.) Chike Edozien, where he officially informed the monarchs of his desire to run for president.

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At the Oba of Benin's palace, the VP was warmly welcomed. In his remarks, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II said: ‘’we don’t have to over flog your credentials; they speak for themselves anywhere. I always admire your eloquence." 

The Oba added that Prof. Osibajo’s credentials will ‘’ give a lot of problems to all the other contestants.’’

"No doubt, your credentials; since you have come out to run for this great office, I think you are going to give a lot of problems to all the other contestants. 

“There is no gainsaying that they all probably shivering where they are because of your credentials; coupled with your calmness, your humility and great respect for culture and being a true man of God, who has the fear of God in his heart."

The traditional ruler assured the VP of continuous prayers from the Benin Kingdom for the actualisation of his desire. 

Similarly, in Asaba, the Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, prayed for the success of Prof. Osinbajo in his desire to become the next President of Nigeria.



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