Osinbajo has not declared interest in 2023 presidential race, Spokesman reiterates


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from campaign posters sighted in Kano State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Mr Osinbajo was seen paired with Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano probably as President and Vice President in the campaign poster captioned “Oga.”

But in a statement late Monday by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, the number two citizen distanced himself from the political posters.

“There has again been 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 the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has joined the 2023 Presidential Race,” Mr Akande said. “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 the 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.

“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,” he advised.