By Wisdom Deji-Folutile
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has responded to rumours claiming that the Senior Advocate of Nigeria had announced interest in running for President in the 2023 general elections.
The office of the VP disowned a website calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer organisation mobilising support.
The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Vice President Osinbajo, Laolu Akande, in a statement said that all reports of Osinbajo’s supposed quiet declaration of interest are false.
“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,” the statement read.