I Rather Resign From Office Than Compromise My Faith - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

at 07:13 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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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.
Henrybobo at 09:00 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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Ok o
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Haso112 at 09:28 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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BROS, RESPOND TO THE MAIN SUBJECT ABEG.... WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING NOTHING ABOUT THE KILLINGS IN BENUE STATE...NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR FAITH AT THIS POINT, THAT'S BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD. WHAT IS THE FATE OF THOSE INNOCENT PEOPLE BEING KILLED BY FULANI HERDSMEN? WHAT CONSEQUENCES ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I'M REALLY SORRY FOR NAIJA, THESE OUR ELDERLY STATESMEN HAVE NO CONSCIENCE.....
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Bebold at 10:10 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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This man is a very wicked soul
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ruthie at 10:13 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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i have to disagree with you on this one...his faith was been questioned and he has to put them straight....all these christian leaders are also to blame for this debauchery in Nigeria
Quote from: Haso112 on 09:28 AM, 17/05/2018
BROS, RESPOND TO THE MAIN SUBJECT ABEG.... WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING NOTHING ABOUT THE KILLINGS IN BENUE STATE...NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR FAITH AT THIS POINT, THAT'S BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD. WHAT IS THE FATE OF THOSE INNOCENT PEOPLE BEING KILLED BY FULANI HERDSMEN? WHAT CONSEQUENCES ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I'M REALLY SORRY FOR NAIJA, THESE OUR ELDERLY STATESMEN HAVE NO CONSCIENCE.....
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ruthie at 10:17 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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i like his response....everything is being politicized!
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Haso112 at 10:33 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 10:13 AM, 17/05/2018
i have to disagree with you on this one...his faith was been questioned and he has to put them straight....all these christian leaders are also to blame for this debauchery in Nigeria

RUTHIE... HE DIDN'T RESPOND TO THE MAIN QUESTION PUT TO HIM.... WHAT HAS HIS FAITH AND KILLINGS OF PEOPLE IN BENUE STATE GOT TO DO? HE'S THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR GOD SAKE, THERE'S SO MUCH HE CAN DO TO HELP THOSE POOR PEOPLE... YES PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED TO POLITICIZE THE MATTER MAKING IT A MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN THING, I AGREE, BUT WHY WOULDN'T THEY WHEN THE PRESIDENT AND VICE ARE TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THE KILLINGS, WHY?
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ruthie at 10:42 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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I AM SURE YOU KNOW THIS WAS ONE PART OF THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION....HE MUST HAVE SOMEWHERE ADDRESSED ISSUES WHICH WAS NOT CAPTURED...I REFUSE TO THINK THAT NOTHING IS BEEN DONE.....IT IS HOWEVER UNFORTUNATE THAT THINGS HAVE ESCALATED TO THIS...
Quote from: Haso112 on 10:33 AM, 17/05/2018
RUTHIE... HE DIDN'T RESPOND TO THE MAIN QUESTION PUT TO HIM.... WHAT HAS HIS FAITH AND KILLINGS OF PEOPLE IN BENUE STATE GOT TO DO? HE'S THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR GOD SAKE, THERE'S SO MUCH HE CAN DO TO HELP THOSE POOR PEOPLE... YES PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED TO POLITICIZE THE MATTER MAKING IT A MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN THING, I AGREE, BUT WHY WOULDN'T THEY WHEN THE PRESIDENT AND VICE ARE TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THE KILLINGS, WHY?
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Haso112 at 10:43 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 10:17 AM, 17/05/2018
i like his response....everything is being politicized!

YES HIS FAITH WAS BEING QUESTIONED AND HE RESPONDED AS HE SHOULD... BUT THERE WAS A REASON FOR THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE AND IT'S GOT TO DO WITH THE KILLINGS IN BENUE STATE, AND DID HE RESPOND AT ALL TO THAT? NO HE DIDN'T...! THAT'S MY POINT....
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ruthie at 10:54 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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OK THEN.....BUT THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR US TO SEE IF HE DID ACTUALLY RESPOND.
Quote from: Haso112 on 10:43 AM, 17/05/2018
YES HIS FAITH WAS BEING QUESTIONED AND HE RESPONDED AS HE SHOULD... BUT THERE WAS A REASON FOR THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE AND IT'S GOT TO DO WITH THE KILLINGS IN BENUE STATE, AND DID HE RESPOND AT ALL TO THAT? NO HE DIDN'T...! THAT'S MY POINT....
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Sniper101 at 11:04 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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see this ofe-akpu

his faith was compromised since when he decided to join politics & shake hands with PMB
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gogoman at 11:22 AM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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faith one thing and politics na another ... oil and water
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willyking at 12:31 PM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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Huh! Go back to the cross sinner man...
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james987 at 06:45 PM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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Let him name one big impact he has made as a vice president,a role model christian,a huge figure in the body of christ and a professor,occupying that position. We are in darkness period.
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james987 at 06:52 PM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: Sniper101 on 11:04 AM, 17/05/2018
see this ofe-akpu

his faith was compromised since when he decided to join politics & shake hands with PMB
Well said
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slimber at 09:29 PM, 17/05/2018 (2 months ago)
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Good decision
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