The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has refuted claims of his interest in contesting for president in the coming 2023 general elections.
This was made known by his spokesman, Laolu Akande in a statement.
Akande said the campaign style promotiotional videos, placing of posters in some major cities and banners on social media declaring the Vice President's interest is misleading.
He said the Vice President has not made the decision yet.
Akande added that the Vice President's office distances itself from such postings either online or on streets.
He said, “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."
In May this year, similar postings jad been circulated on social media sites and streets on major cities in the country but the Vice President's office refuted the claim.