Osinbajo clears air on 2023 presidential ambition

he doesn’t have any other plans right now
Nigeria’s vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo

According to its Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Nigeria's vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, has no intention of contesting to be president in 2023.

Akande said this on Monday when answering questions on an Instagram Live chat with Ovation Magazine's publisher, Dele Momodu.

Momodu asked Akande if his principal's recent attacks were part of a scheme to undermine the vice president 's ambition in 2023.

In response, Akande maintained that the main priority of Osinbajo was to support President Muhammadu Buhari until the end of their tenure.

“I’m his spokesperson and all I know he wants to do is to do this job that he has been given very well and he doesn’t have any other plans right now about any such thing. I can tell you that clearly.

“He has said to me several times, see Laolu, this is not a monarchy, we are going to be here for four or at best eight years, let’s just focus and do the work so that when we are gone, people will say we did this and that. So, he is entirely consumed with the job.

“I’m his spokesperson and we have not talked about what he is going to do in 2023. What’s the point?” Akande said.