The media aide to Vice President Yemi Osibajo, Laolu Akande has dispelled talks that his principal has thrown his hats in the 2023 presidential contest, saying this is far from the truth.
The rebuttal is coming on the heels of a flurry of promotional videos, banners in Social Media, and posters that suggest that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has joined the 2023 Presidential Race.
The statement read thus, “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.
“Professor 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”, the statement said.