Following a trending presidential campaign for 2023, insinuating the interest of the current Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, to run for the presidential position in the coming election, the Presidency has released a statement dissociating the vice president from such.
The statement was issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, where it was stated that the VP has no connection to the campaign or the sponsors of the campaign.
The statement reads:
“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 mobilising 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.”