By Our Correspondent
Will Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo take a go at the seat of his current boss by contesting the presidency in 2023, even against his benefactor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu? Well, the presidency said the professor of law will officially communicate his stance on the 2023 presidential election.
His spokesperson, Laolu Akande who disclosed this while responding to questions from the media, however said for now his boss is focused on supporting President Muhammadu Buhari to complete the assignment at hand, which is to address the country’s numerous challenges.
“Well, like he has said up to this time, he is committed to the work that he is elected as vice president and to support 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 often says in most of the meetings that we hold that the reason why we are here is because 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 emphasised on the need to create 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.
Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, 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 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.