The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to reports making rounds about his presidential ambition in 2023.
The media aide to the Vice President, Laolu Akandelll noted that his principal has not declared interest to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari at the end of his tenure.
The spokesman in a statement released on Monday said Osinbajo is rather focused on addressing issues affecting the country.
Akande called on people behind the campaign and publications to stop it.
The statement reads, “There has again been a flurry of activities, such as the release of campaign-style promotional videos, banners in the Social Media and even the deployment of political posters in some parts of the country, including the FCT and Kano, insinuating that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has joined the 2023 Presidential Race.”
“The Office of the Vice President wishes to reiterate a statement on the same subject, made earlier in May this year.”
“The Office of the Vice President is not in any way connected with the distribution and deployment of any 2023 political posters whether on the streets or in online videos, banners and the like on the Social Media.”
“All these are simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of governance needed in our country at this time.”
“Prof. Osinbajo has not declared any interest whatsoever in the 2023 election, but he is rather focused on working in his capacity as Vice President in the current administration to address all the compelling issues in the country and concerns of Nigerians, including finding effective and lasting solutions to the security challenges and working to further boost the economy.”
“Therefore, we ask that people desist from such publications while we all deal together with the challenges confronting us as Nigerians, and resolve them for the benefit of our people, and the enthronement of peace and prosperity in the land.”
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