Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said, on Tuesday, that he owes allegiance to no one outside his oath of office.
Osinbajo stated this during his visit to Ogun State as part of his ongoing consultation regarding his 2023 presidential bid.
He said his oath is only to the people, the children and the future of Nigeria.
VP Osinbajo, however, said his visit to the state was not to campaign, but to inform the people of his intention to contest election into the office of the president in next year’s polls.
He noted that he had consulted widely across the country and even informed President Muhammadu Buhari before joining the race to succeed him in 2023.
While recalling his contributions to the governance of the country, Osinbajo noted that he was actively involved in the reforms and repositioning of the judiciary reforms to improve its performance, and ensure adequate remuneration of judges.
Osinbajo said serving as vice president to Buhari had enabled him to garner experience at the highest level and put him in a good stead to address issues bordering on the economy, security, and other crucial matters.
He said, “The Vice President’s position is an opportunity to serve and I have served with utmost loyalty. I put everything into my work. I am a candidate who will hit the ground running when I am elected.
“I have the requisite knowledge to do the job and building on what others have put in place. My presidency will bring peace, unity and development to the country.
“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.”