Nigeria: 2023 Poll Not On My Mind, I'm Focused On Finding Solution to Nigeria's Problems - VP

17 May 2021

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that who gets the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the 2023 presidential poll is the least of his thinking for now.

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.

Osinbajo, in a 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 Vice President, who was reacting to a website that had started mobilizing support for Osinbajo ahead of the 2023 presidential poll, emphasised that he has nothing to do with the website and its activities.

The release stated: "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 mobilizing support for Prof. Yemi 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 Prof. 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".

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