The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, distanced himself from contesting in the 2023 presidential election.
Osinbajo made the declaration in a press statement released through his media aide, Laolu Akande, who disowned a website calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer organization mobilizing support.
He disclosed that the group soliciting support for his principal is trending on WhatsApp with a suggestion that Osinbajo “quietly” declared intention to run.
He further stated that the VP has no relationship with the website or the group behind it and considers such an an enterprise as unnecessary distraction.
According to him, “Prof. Osinbajo has not declared any interest whatsoever in the 2023 election.”
“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.”
“We ask that people 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”, he stated.