No plan to run for president in 2019 – Osinbajo

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday he had not given any thought on contesting the country's next presidential election in 2019 and had no timeline for when he may make such a decision.

Mr Osinbajo said this while responding to questions at the FT Africa conference in London where he is one of the speakers, Reuters reported.

Asked if he considered running for the presidency in the election scheduled for February 2019, Osinbajo said he hadn't thought about it.

"None of that is on the cards," he said.

This comes amid talks about whether President Muhammadu Buhari who has battled with an undisclosed ailment this year would seek reelection or leave after one term.

There are also speculations that Professor Osinbajo may contest in the 2019 elections.

Professor Osinbajo also warned about the dangers of over-reliance on oil.

He said, “We don’t have all the time in the world with oil. We have to use oil while it makes sense to do so.”

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