Yemi Osinbajo says he did not beg to be Vice-President and that he is prepared to leave the position “at short notice”.
Osinbajo said he is not a politician and he will not fail to “stand up for my faith” when the need arises.
The vice-president said this on Tuesday while responding to questions from Christian leaders at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the Benue state government house, Makurdi.
Williams Avenya, Catholic bishop of Gboko, had said to Osinbajo: “The point I’m trying to make is that a day is going to come when you, as the vice-president, will bear the brunt of that problem of injustices in our land, especially those perpetrated on smaller ethnic groups that have no one to fight for them.
“So, as a Christian person, exonerate yourself from this situation.”
In response, the vice-president said: “My Lord Bishop, you said you are not a politician, I am also not a politician. As a matter of fact, I’m also a priest and I’m a Christian, a born again Christian. Because I’m a born again Christian, my destiny is not determined by any man but by God who I serve.
“Let me assure you that under no circumstances, none whatsoever, will I give up my faith or refuse to stand up for my faith.
“You can take that to the bank. Even the position that I currently occupy, I did not ask for it and I’m prepared to leave it at a short notice.
“It doesn’t mean anything. I became a born again Christian after I became a professor, a professor of the law of evidence, a professor of proof.
Source: The Cable