Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo declares "I don’t owe anybody allegiance outside my oath of office"

Vice president and 2023 Presidential hopeful, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said that he owes no single individual any allegiance asides from the oath he swore to Nigerians when he came into office in 2015.

Osinbajo said this on Tuesday April 26, during his political consultations in Ogun state. He stated this

amidst reports that his decision to run for President was a betrayal of his former principal and erstwhile political godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who had also declared his presidential aspiration ahead of 2023.

Tinubu had earlier declared his intention on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC),

the same party as the VP, saying it has been his life-long ambition. Critics of Osinbajo say he should

have buried his ambition and supported Tinubu whom they referred to as his former ‘boss.’ 

Speaking to his supporters in Ogun, Osinbajo said

”After all I have learnt, if called upon to serve the nation, should I say No? I have decided that I will run for the office. I have sworn an oath to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is an oath to our people; our children and the future of Nigeria. I owe nobody else any allegiance outside the oath.”

Osinbajo said he was not in the state to campaign, but to inform his people of his intention to run for the office of the president.

By Taiyelolu A

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