Wednesday , June 19 2024

Akande: Stop distracting Osinbajo with 2023 Presidential Race agenda


…Says VP not yet declared interest

 

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity in theOffice of the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande has appealed to those behind campaigns and jingles insinuating that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has joined the 2023 Presidential Race to desist from such.
Akande, in a statement signed on Monday, said that  Prof Osinbajo and his Office are not in any way connected with the distribution and deployment of any 2023 political posters whether on the streets or in online videos, banners and the like on the Social Media.
He described the campaign strategies as “simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of governance needed in our country at this tim”. He reiterated that a statement on the same subject had been made earlier in May this year.

He said: “There has again been a flurry of activities, such as the release of campaign style promotional videos, banners in the Social Media and even the deployment of political posters in some parts of the country, including the FCT and Kano, insinuating that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has joined the 2023 Presidential Race. “The Office of the Vice President wishes to reiterate a statement on the same subject, made earlier in May this year.The Office of the Vice President is not in any way connected with the distribution and deployment of any 2023 political posters whether on the streets or in online videos, banners and the like on the Social Media.
Noting that such efforts are needless at this time, Akande said that Vice President Osinbajo 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 and working to further boost the economy. “All these are simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of governance needed in our country at this time.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 and working to further boost the economy.”
 The Senior Special Assistant, however, urged those responsible for the political  insinuation to desist from such publication and support the federal government in dealing with all the current national challenges.
“Therefore, we ask that people desist from such publications while we all deal together with the challenges confronting us as Nigerians, and resolve them for the benefit of our people, and the enthronement of peace and prosperity in the land, ” Akande said.  

About Ayinla Muritala

Agbede is a seasoned Journalist with more than a decade experience as the fourth estate of the realm. He is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Univeristy of Ilorin and currently freelance with few of the Nigerian Dailies.

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