The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said he is not in any way connected to the news revealing his intention to contest for president in 2023. This come after a website: supportosinbajo.ng is seen on WhatsApp groups which hinted that he has declared his intention underneath .
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande revealed this in a release obtained by TOS News on Monday.
“The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a website:supportosinbajo.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 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,” he said.
He, therefore, asked that people desist from such unhelpful trend, noting that it is a permutation meant for distraction amidst the challenges confronting