Osinbajo denies running for president in 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied plans to run for president in 2019, describing those behind “Osinbajo Volunteers” as mischievous.
Osinbajo was responding to efforts of the group which has started campaigning for his election as President in 2019.
Already the group, which has started recruiting volunteers for the project, however exonerated the vice president, saying he was not aware of their activities.
While its website featured the activities of the Vice President, it states clearly that: “Note that Osinbajo did not endorse this volunteer group. We have never met him. We are strong believers in the fact that he is the right ruler for Nigeria and must create a volunteer base for him.”
Distancing the Vice President from the activities of the group and the website, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, on his twitter handle @akandeoj stated: “Please disregard this website created by faceless people for mischievous purposes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Vice President.”
Please disregard this website created by faceless people for mischievous purposes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Vice President pic.twitter.com/1Q3kMRiRBx— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) September 9, 2017