Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo claims that serving under President Muhammadu Buhari has given him the expertise to take over immediately if he is chosen as his successor.
On the platform of the All Progressives Congress, the vice-president is a presidential candidate (APC).
During a meeting with delegates of the party in the state, Osinbajo addressed on Friday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.
He said Buhari provided him with the opportunity to serve and attend to critical foreign missions, and that he would put his newfound knowledge to good use in Nigeria.
"As you know, I also acted as president during a certain period when the president was away on medical vacation. Everything that I learned as vice-president and acting president has prepared me to run and function as president of our country.
“God does not make a mistake; He is deliberate in everything that he does. By giving me all those opportunities to see and understand governance by myself at the highest level, they were not for me to sit down and write my memoirs, they are to come in handy one day.
“I believe that the time has come. I have the responsibility to my country, to all our children and the coming generation to give all that I have learnt to our country and to serve it peacefully, honestly and transparently. One advantage I have is that from day one, I can hit the ground running because I know what it takes," Osinbajo stated.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.