Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said his attention has been drawn to a website that is calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer group mobilising support for him ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, the Office of the Vice President on Monday said that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has not declared interest to contest for the position of president.
Rather, he said he is more concerned about how to solve the myriad of problems including security challenges facing the country as the nation’s number two citizen.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in a statement release on Monday by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, stressed he 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”.
“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 Osinbajo 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 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.
“Therefore, we ask that people desist from such unhelpful permutations while we all deal together with the challenges confronting us as Nigerians, and resolve them for the benefit of our people, peace and prosperity in the land,” he added.