Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has denied plans to declare his presidential ambition after the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention slated for February 26.
This comes amid reports in a section of the media that Professor Osinbajo would officially declare to run for the presidency next year.
In a statement via Twitter, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, described the report as false and speculative.
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According to Akande, any information on the Vice President’s action would come directly from his office and not the press.
“I’ve seen “news” that VP’ll announce presidential bid after APC’s convention. Anyone reading the story‘ll know it’s all false and speculative snippets,” he said on Monday.
“Any information on activities and actions of the VP will come directly from his office and not sponsored speculations in the press.”
I’ve seen “news” that VP ‘ll announce presidential bid after APC’s convention. Anyone reading the story ‘ll know it’s all false &speculative snippets. Any information on activities & actions of the VP will come directly from his office & not sponsored speculations in the press…
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) February 7, 2022
Although Osinbajo is yet to join the presidential race, APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu has declared his intention to run for the presidency.
Already, there have been several calls by some groups for Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari whose tenure would elapse by next year.