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Osinbajo not desperate to contest presidency, says APC group

A group in the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has stated that eventhough Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has not declared interest in running for president, his support base is increasing.

This was contained in a statement released on Sunday by PCG’s chairman, Aliyu Kurfi.

According to Kurfi, Osinbajo is focused on his job and is not known for desperate politicking.

Kurfi said the reports that the vice-president has stepped down for another politician in the APC is false.

“Our dear Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN remains loyal to his boss, President Buhari. He is very focused on the job and he has never been known for desperate politicking,” the chairman said.

“Specifically, it must be stated that an outrageous lie that the vice-president attended any meeting to renounce 2023 presidential ambition or bow to any politician for the same, remains an absolute falsehood. How can he renounce what he is even yet to accept or declare?

“The wishy-washy concocted reports about Professor Osinbajo having any meeting with any individual or group about a purported withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race is about an illusory event which only happened in the fertile imagination of mischievous persons.

“Every well-informed Nigerian knows that PCG is the very first 2023 support group to be formally recognised by our progressive party, APC, and we have never sought to prevent or discourage others from following in our footsteps because Vice-President Osinbajo will not subscribe to dirty political games that some typically desperate politicians play.

“While Vice-President Osinbajo’s consistent loyalty to Mr. President, the APC and Nigeria continues to energise an increasing number of groups and individuals who genuinely believe in our party’s progressive cause, greedy and desperate political elements along with their manipulated perspectives must be kept at bay.”

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