The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akande has said that the report of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, declaring bid to run as President in 2023 is a distraction.
Akande in a statement on Monday said the attention of the Office of the Vice President was drawn to a website: supportosinbajo.ng, calling on Nigerians to join a volunteer group mobilising support for Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
He said that the group currently trending on WhatsApp with a suggestion that Prof. Osinbajo has “quietly” declared interest in the 2023 election was a mere distraction and that the VP had nothing to do with it.
The statement read, ‘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. 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.
“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.”