Following certain activities suggesting the interest of the current Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, in running for the presidency in 2023: release and spread of campaign style promotional videos, banners in the internet and even the deployment of political posters in some parts of the country, such as Abuja and Kano.
In order to clear the air on the matter, a statement has been released by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity. The statement reads:
“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 the social media.
“All these are simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of governance needed in our country at this time.
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“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.
“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.”