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2023: Osinbajo will declare intentions at appropriate time – Aide



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The special adviser on Political Matters to the President (Office of the Vice President) Senator Babafemi Ojudu has explained that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will declare his intentions on whether he is running or not for the 2023 Presidency.

Ojudu was reacting to reports in the media that he said Prof. Osinbajo was going to run for the highest office.

“My attention has been called to a quotation attributed to me that is trending. It was to the effect that Prof Yemi Osinbajo , the Vice President will run for the office of President in 2023,” Ojudu said in a statement on Wednesday night.

“First let me reiterate again that Prof. Osinbajo is for now fully 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. He has not made any declaration in respect of the 2023 elections.

Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters APC

Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Office of the Vice President

“What happened was that I was in Port Harcourt where I had a private meeting with some friends and interest groups. While at the meeting discussing politics, economy and a number of other subjects of public interest and well-being of our country someone asked me if Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will run for President come 2023.

“My answer to that  enquiry was that he is eminently qualified to contest and will he will be the one to decide whether to do so or not at an appropriate time.

“I concede that Nigerians are highly interested in knowing if Osinbajo will run. Everywhere I go that is the question people ask me and I have always tried to be careful in my response whether to an individual or groups

“While I appreciate and welcome the people’s love and admiration for Vice President Osinbajo, my counsel is we should all allow him to make the decision whether or not he is interested, by himself at the right time.

“It is certainly not a matter that will be pronounced on at a private meeting such as the one I participated in earlier this week in Port Harcourt, Ojudu said.

The Office of the Vice President has for the umpteenth stated that Prof. Osinbajo is focused on doing the job at hand and has not declared his intentions for the 2023 Presidency.

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