FastNews reports that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s spokeswoman, Laolu Akande, has stated that the Vice President will publicly explain his position in the 2023 presidential election.
Mr. Akande took questions from the State House media shortly after picture sessions with the vice president, who celebrated his 65th birthday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.
He stated that Mr. Osinbajo is currently focused on assisting President Muhammadu Buhari in tackling Nigeria’s difficulties.
“Well, as he has stated previously, he is committed to the work that he has been chosen to do as vice president and to supporting the president.”
“ That is what he is focused on now; and like I have also said in my last tweet, whatever will be his activities or whatever he would do will be communicated officially,” he said.
Mr. Akande said that the vice president, based on his observations in the last seven to eight years, was driven by the notion that government, governance, and leadership ought to have a heart of justice and a heart of service.
“He often says in most of the meetings that we hold that the reason why we are here is that people put us here.
“ We are here in the interest of the people; so, he is someone that is committed to that notion of service to the people, whether in government, whether as a pastor, whether as a lawyer.
“In every aspect of his life, he understands very diligently the idea that we are here to serve.’’
He said that Mr. Osinbajo had always emphasized the need to create an impact for the people.
According to him, the vice president is very inspiring and worthy of leadership.
“As you can see there are many more Nigerians today that are yearning to say that this is the kind of man to follow.
“So, happy birthday, vice president,’’ he said.
Ade Ipaye, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, who also featured in the photo sessions with the vice president, paid glowing tributes to him.
Mr. Buhari had earlier in a birthday message, applauded Mr. Osinbajo for his loyalty and dedication to duty, especially in supervising the nation’s economy,