Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has denied any interest in the 2023 election.
This is according to a statement issued on Monday by his media aide, Laolu Akande.
He said his principal is rather focused on working in his capacity as the Vice President to address the various challenges facing the country, including finding effective and lasting solutions to the security challenges and working to further boost the economy.
“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 social media,” the statement partly read.
“All these are simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of governance needed in our country at this time.”
Many analysts are tipping Osinbajo to run for the presidential seat, but Akande has asked people to desist from such.
The vice president, a lecturer and pastor, was a running mate to the then APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
President Buhari will complete his constitutionally permissible two terms of eight years in office in 2023.