Politics

2023: Stop campaigning, I haven’t declared interest, Osinbajo tells supporters

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from promotional banners and political posters announcing his candidature in the 2023 presidential race.

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday, said Professor Osinbajo had nothing to do with those campaigns.

He said the vice-president is concerned with his duty in the Buhari-led administration where he serves.

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 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.”

Akande further asked that people desist from such publications and focus on supporting the government in its efforts to tackle the challenges confronting Nigerians.

“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,” he added.

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