Some Politicians Have Destructive Characteristics To Occupy Political Office At All Cost — VP Osinbajo

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**Nigeria’s future worth fighting for, VP says at Sen. Nnamani’s book launch

The Vice President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo has observed that politics and politcians have a destructive characterics of desperation at all cost to occupy political office.

Prof. Osinbajo made this comment while speaking in Abuja at the public presentation of the book titled “Standing Strong: Legislative Reforms, Third Term and Other Issues of the 5th Senate,” a biography of Sen Ken Nnamani.

He pointed out that Sen Nnamani wanted to serve but not at all cost.

Extolling the leadership qualities of Sen Nnamani, Prof. Osinbajo said “the first thing you notice about Ken Nnamani, especially as you observe the characteristics of politics and politicians, is an act of lack of desperation to occupy political office.”

Directing his comments to the former President of the Senate, the VP said “it is clear that you want to serve, but not at all cost.”

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Continuing, he observed that the “lack of desperation has greatly helped him in having the courage of his convictions. This is why even at the risk of losing his senate presidency at the time, he stood against the notorious third term agenda and he stood very strong.

According to the VP, “a nation such as ours must have men and women who are capable of standing strong.

“Sen. Nnamani, we are today faced with challenges that call for the same type of strong leadership that you showed many years ago as President of the Senate, especially on the question of national unity and the building of a just fair and equitable society.

“We know that we as a nation are better together than apart, and our collective future is worth fighting for. Therefore, this generation of leaders has a historic responsibility to handover an economically and socially strong, and united nation to the coming generation.”

Dignitaries present at the book event were Gen. T.Y. Danjuma (rtd); Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha; Ministers of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonaya Onu; Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio; Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, and Royal Fathers among others.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity
Office of the Vice President
21st October 2021

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