The volunteer group, called ‘Osinbajo Volunteers’, says it believes Osinbajo should be the next President of Nigeria.
The Presidency has disowned a group which pits Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo against President Muhammadu Buhari as presidential candidate in the 2019 election.
The volunteer group, called ‘Osinbajo Volunteers’, says it believes Osinbajo should be the next President of Nigeria but admits that the Vice-President did not endorse its campaign.
“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 peoples volunteer base for him,” the group wrote on its website.
Reacting to the group’s activities, the media aide to the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, described the group as a “faceless people.”
“Please disregard this website created by faceless people for mischievous purposes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Vice President,” Akande said.
Buhari has been silent about his plans to run for a second term in office but many of his loyalists are beating the drums of his continuation in office beyond his first term.