2023: Osinbajo Debunks Interest In Presidential Race
Aledeh News reports that Vice President Osinbajo has disassociated himself from the website soliciting support for him ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The Office of the Vice President made this known on Monday in a statement signed by its Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akande.
The statement read,
“The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a website: supportosinbajo(dot)ng that is calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer group mobilizing support for Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, 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 has therefore noted that Osinbajo is not in any way connected to this website or the group behind it and considers such an enterprise an unnecessary distraction.
The statement read further, “Prof. Osinbajo has not declared any interest whatsoever in the 2023 election.”
It was, however, revealed that Osinbajo 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 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.”