Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has once again distanced himself from 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 he has joined the 2023 Presidential Race.
Osinbajo said he has not declared any interest in the 2023 election, noting that he was focused on working in his capacity as Vice President, to address the nation’s challenges.
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this on Monday in a statement titled, ‘2023: Osinbajo Has Not Declared Interest In Presidential Race’.
Recall that in the wake of similar events in May, the Vice President denied any insinuations that he was throwing in his lot for the Presidency.
The statement read, “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.”
In the statement, he appealed that those involved 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.”