The Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, has cleared the air over reports linking him to the 2023 Presidency. Speculations are making the rounds that Osinbajo might contest for the much talked about forthcoming Presidency.
Reacting to the speculations, Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to Osinbajo denied distributing presidential campaign posters.
Akande revealed that the Vice President has no hand in printing or distributing any campaign posters or banners to indicate interest in the 2023 elections.
He noted that the attention of the office of the Vice President has again been drawn to a flurry of activities linking him to the 2023 elections in some parts of the country, including Abuja and Kano.
According to Akande, the vice president’s office is not in any way connected with the distribution of any 2023 political posters both online and on the streets. He described it as needless distractions from the urgent tasks of governance.
He reiterated that Osinbajo had not declared any interest in the 2023 Presidency, adding that the Vice President is focused on addressing all the compelling issues in the country and concerns of Nigerians.
However, Akande urged those behind the distribution of the campaign posters and banners to desist from such acts.
Earlier, the poster of Osinbajo as candidate for President and Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje as candidate for Vice Presdent were sighted in some strategic locations across Kano state, including Ahamdu Bello way, Airport Road roundabout, Murtala Muhammad way, Independence way roundabout and Kano club roundabout among other areas.
You will recall that the Tinubu Support Group had berated the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, who asked Bola Tinubu to leave the Presidential race for younger politicians.
The Director-General of the group, Umar Ibrahim, noted that Bello’s failure in governance had betrayed the Not-too-young-to-Run Campaign. According to the Tinubu’s supporters, Governor Bello has been a failure at power and disgrace.
Umar further stated that all Nigerians could attest to Governor Bello’s failure. He added that it would be dangerous to commit a great nation such as Nigeria to Bello, who messed things up in his state.
The group said Governor Yahaya Bello remains the governor with the highest number of months of unpaid salaries and non-performance despite the enormous sums of internal and federally-generated revenues.