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Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by Islie: 7:03am On May 17
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Vice - President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday night said he would rather vacate his office as the nation ’ s Number Two man than compromise his Christian faith .

Osinbajo stated this while responding to posers raised by some Christian leaders at the stakeholders ’ meeting held at the new Banquet Hall of the Benue State Government House , Makurdi .

He said under no circumstances would he give up his faith but would rather vacate his position as the nation ’ s Vice- President at the slightest attempt to cause him to abandon his Christian virtues .

One of the speakers , the Catholic Bishop of Gboko, His Lordship , Williams Avenya , had reminded Osinbajo of the then- presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress , Muhammadu Buhari ’ s campaign promises that he would not Islamise the country and would protect the interest of all Nigerians including citizens of minority ethnic groups if voted into power.

Quoting Buhari , the bishop said , “My deputy is a Christian and there is no way I will Islamise Nigeria with many Christians in my team . ”

Avenya noted that the killing of Christians and members of the minority ethnic group particularly in Benue State had proved that the Federal Government under Buhari was not living up to these promises.

Facing Osinbajo , the bishop said , “ 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, ” the bishop advised the VP .

Responding, 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 .

“ But when the Lord Jesus Christ met me , He persuaded me by showing me clearly that there is such a thing as the evidence of things that are not seen.

“ It is because of the evidence of things that are not seen, it is because you can make something out of nothing that I stand here today as Vice -President .

“ How possible can anyone say that the killing of women and children doesn ’ t matter because he is Vice - President or because he is President ? How is that possible ? Certainly , it cannot be for a person who is born again. A renewed mind will know that there is justice , there is consequence even if there is no justice here on earth . ”

The Vice - President , while reacting to the issue raised by another speaker , Dr . Magdalene Dura , that the invasion of the state was an ethnic agenda , said no one would deliberately kill his own people .

“ I do not accept and I do not believe that there is an agenda . No one will deliberately kill his own people . No one will do so . But we cannot bring back the dead but we can make life more bearable for the living.

“ This is why coming here today at the behest of the President is first , to look at the situation myself , to get a first -hand view of the situation because the President has mandated me to take this on board and deal with the issues , ” Osinbajo added .

In his remark , Governor Samuel Ortom appealed to the Federal Government to ensure that peace reign in his state.
The governor said that the killing of the two Catholic priests and 17 parishioners could have caused a religious crisis but for the prompt action of his administration .

He appreciated the Federal Government for deploying more troops to the state as well as releasing funds for control of flood in the state .


Desperation casts a shadow on your Christianity , PDP tells VP

Meanwhile , the Peoples Democratic Party has described Osinbajo ’ s visit to Benue State as an act of desperation and an attempt to “swindle votes ” ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The party , which said this in a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary , Mr. Emmanuel Agbo, in Abuja , on Wednesday , noted that Osinbajo ’ s alleged desperation to be Buhari ’ s running mate in 2019 “ casts doubt publicly on his professed Christian faith . ”

According to the party , the Vice - President ’ s visit to Abagana , Gbajimba and Anyii Internally Displaced Persons ’ camps was political .

Agbo described it as “a political attempt at window dressing the already damaged image of President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s administration and an insult to the grieving people of Benue State. ”

The PDP statement partly read , “ Osinbajo did not visit the people of Benue when two priests and 17 parishioners were killed , neither does he agree that the herdsmen who killed 73 Christians in the state are terrorists .

“It is pathetic that while Osinbajo speaks loudly against former President Goodluck Jonathan and the opposition, he remained voiceless until our people were made refugees in their own land .

“ Since the news of the cabal ’ s plan to pick a new running mate for Buhari ahead of the 2019 presidential election became public knowledge , Osinbajo has since shown a level of desperation that casts doubt publicly on his professed Christian faith . ”

The statement added , “ Osinbajo ’ s promise during his visit to the IDP camps in the state that President Buhari has approved a total of N10 bn for the rehabilitation of communities affected by violent attacks in parts of the country, further shows that the Federal Government is totally disconnected from the people .

“ This shameless act affirms that Buhari ’ s administration fail to realise that money cannot replace or buy back the lives lost to the reckless slaughter of innocent citizens by Fulani extremists .

“ By this dishonest act , the Buhari administration has only added insult to the injury of Benue people . The Buhari - led Federal Government who promised N 50bn for states who donate land for Fulani herdsmen in the name of colony unfortunately has only N 10bn for all those internally displaced farmers that cut across more than 13 states in the country. ”

The party which described the N 10bn as “blood money ” said the VP and the President should “eat ” the money , arguing that the life of one Benue citizen was worth more than the money .

“Let it be on record that the people of Benue will not be deceived by those who impoverished our people and watched us bury our sons and daughters while they gave nothing but excuses , ” the statement added .


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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by slotA4(f): 7:14am On May 17
I wonder why some people are blaming Osinbajo, we all need to appreciate the fact that VP has limited power no matter how patriotic he is. I only blame Buhari, the Commander in Chief of Armed Forces of the federal republic of Nigeria who has all the security agencies under his command and deliberately allow the killings to continue because he wants to expand Fulani caliphate. May the blood of the innocent Nigerians killed by his Fulani foot soldiers forever hunt his generation.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by Firefire(m): 7:14am On May 17
Fake, lying & fraudulent Pastor. Continue your bloody reign in Aso rock, the blood of those killed in this your bloody administration will call for vengeance at the fullness of time.



“‘Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it"

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by SamuelAnyawu(m): 7:16am On May 17
My President Osibanjo smiley

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by ashjay001(m): 7:20am On May 17
My beef is, why now, why not earlier Why not before, d killings became an outrageangry

Bubu, has always been too fecking slow, in his reactions!

I just pray Osinbajo's bluff is not called, so he won't abandon ds administration sha! He's probably d only one, giving ds govt a human face.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by izzou(m): 7:25am On May 17
angry

I will always put humanity before religion.

As much as Christians are being killed, Muslims are being killed too. Why is no one condemning killings in general? undecided

Yemi Osibanjo swore to protect the life of Nigerians, not Christians only. MURIC and CAN should collectively hold these people responsible.

When person no talk because e no concern am, na so nobody go talk when e concern am.



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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by Jfyzee: 7:26am On May 17
The only vibrant vp with a different..

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by BankeSmalls(f): 7:27am On May 17
You begged Tinubu for the position, stop lying.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by BankeSmalls(f): 7:28am On May 17
ashjay001:
My beef is, why now, why not earlier Why not before, d killings became an outrageangry

Bubu, has always been too fecking slow, in his reactions!

I just pray Osinbajo's bluff is not called, so he won't abandon ds administration sha! He's probably d only one, giving ds govt a human face.

Humqn face by standing aside while people are killed.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by EastGold(m): 7:31am On May 17
What is this short man saying

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by 5thElement(m): 7:34am On May 17
BankeSmalls:
You begged Tinubu for the slavish position, stop lying.

Were you there when he was begging...? Mtscheeww

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by GuntersChain(m): 7:35am On May 17
errand boy, your job is to go and clear the mess. he who knows how to lie, must at a certain point lie to himself. qwantinue. make i sip my kunu joor, make i go buy wara join am.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by 5thElement(m): 7:37am On May 17
EastGold:
What is this short man saying

He's short but he's the Vice President of Nigeria who dines with other world leaders. Safe to say he is an achiever.

You are tall, probably 6' tall and you are...?

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by ashjay001(m): 7:38am On May 17
BankeSmalls:


Humqn face by stdanding aside while people are killed.


He has been to, all d hotspots, in ds country. In d heat of BH to d swamps of NDA! Can u name, one President or VP, that has done d same, previously? Can u name, one member of ds govt, that has done d same, without being forced?


He's not perfect, but, he has taken steps, to make up for it.


That statement, he made, is a dare, to PMB n d cabals! If u can't see that, due to sentiments, Htf is it my problemangry

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by MrPeterson(m): 7:38am On May 17
The earlier the better, pastor tunde bakare is on the line waiting for your job. I think he will do better.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by xedyl(m): 7:49am On May 17
GuntersChain:
errand boy, your job is to go and clear the mess. he who knows how to lie, must at a certain point lie to himself. qwantinue. make i sip my kunu joor, make i go buy wara join am.

What wud you have done if u were in his position??

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by NothingDoMe: 7:51am On May 17
Oga go look bush.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by BankeSmalls(f): 7:52am On May 17
ashjay001:



He has been to, all d hotspots, in ds country. In d heat of BH to d swamps of NDA! Can u name, one President or VP, that has done d same, previously? Can u name, one member of ds govt, that has done d same, without being forced?


He's not perfect, but, he has taken steps, to make up for it.


That statement, he made, is a dare, to PMB n d cabals! If u can't see that, due to sentiments, Htf is it my problemangry

Goodluck Jonathan, he walked into the creeks without security and had a meeting with all the militants and secured a ceasefire under Yaradua.

Osinbajo is a weakling.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by ashjay001(m): 8:05am On May 17
BankeSmalls:


Goodluck Jonathan, he walked into the creeks without security and had a meeting with all the militants and secured a ceasefire under Yaradua.

Osinbajo is a weakling.


Who do u think, calmed d NDA? He wasn't even a creek boy, n didn't offer amnesty!

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by BankeSmalls(f): 8:07am On May 17
ashjay001:



Who do u think, calmed d NDA? He wasn't even a creek boy, n didn't offer amnesty!

You mean there's no amnesty now?

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by blazhykowskyi(m): 8:10am On May 17
BankeSmalls:


Goodluck Jonathan, he walked into the creeks without security and had a meeting with all the militants and secured a ceasefire under Yaradua.

Osinbajo is a weakling.

He walked into the creek because he's from there. Why didn't he walk to borno?

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by BankeSmalls(f): 8:13am On May 17
blazhykowskyi:


He walked into the creek because he's from there. Why didn't he walk to borno?

That job is for Sambo, did he go there?

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by chiscodedon(m): 8:14am On May 17
Lol
Did I just read where he said he's a born again Christian..? He's not a politician..?, he's a priest... Another lie... Born again xtians don't lie... Keep fooling yourself, no difference between you and your tyrant boss

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by ashjay001(m): 8:19am On May 17
BankeSmalls:


You mean there's no amnesty now?


There was no amnesty then. GEJ, had amnesty to offer to d creek lords, to calm their offensives.


Though, it doesn't take away from his success.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by bedspread: 8:24am On May 17
Prof.. it's best you leave....

To Be Sincere I have not seen your Stand for Righteousness in this Government...

I know you can't Do much as you are the vice but you had certain Situations where you had to Speak out as (A Pastor) as you are called..
Remember: That was the Main Reason why u were selected to partner Pres.Buhari..

President Buhari was seen and known as a Radical Muslim and you were seen as a Pastor ..

As far as I am Concerned You Have Failed Sir... it's Best you pull out and Face your Salvation.... It's more important than all the Razmatazzz

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by gameboyo: 8:25am On May 17
Next year we'll send both of you home. I don't care what you claim to be.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by Ogonimilitant(m): 8:25am On May 17
Ok
Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by SalamRushdie: 8:26am On May 17
Can you tell us why all the chapels in state house have been closed for more than 2 years and you have done Nothing about it

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by desmond2pk: 8:32am On May 17
Thank God he didn't lie again that he was a pastor rather he said a priest. Lol. Priest ko prophet ni!
He first put himself in trouble by flowing with apc propaganda that he was a redeemed pastor. Now he is saying that he is just a born again.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by brodalikeme(m): 8:50am On May 17
Well said Pst Yemi Osinbajo, nothing should contend with our higher calling, however your situation is dicey, you are surrounded with the worse kind of people that perpetuate everything your faith is against. By so doing no one will ever believe your innocence and you may never leave that position with your integrity and reputation intact.

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Re: Osinbajo: The Only Reason I Would Resign, I Didn’t Beg To Be VP by Jethrolite(m): 9:52am On May 17
Lying fake pastor.

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