Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from speculations making the rounds that he is nursing ambition to run for presidency in 2023.
Osinbajo denied nursing making such move following a website and Whatsapp messages that surfaced, allegedly soliciting for Nigerians’ support on behalf of Osinbajo.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, while debunking the rumours said, “The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a website tagged supportosinbajo.ng that is calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer group mobilizing support for Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
“Details of this website and the solicitation of the group are currently trending on WhatsApp with a suggestion that Prof. Osinbajo has “quietly” declared interest in the 2023 election.
“The Office of the Vice President is not in any way connected to this website or the group behind it and considers such an enterprise an unnecessary distraction. 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.
“Therefore, we ask that people to desist from such unhelpful permutations while we all deal together with the challenges confronting us as Nigerians, and resolve them for the benefit of our people, peace and prosperity in the land”.