By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from a group known as “Osinbajo Volunteers” which has started campaigning for his election as President in 2019.
The group, which is recruiting volunteers for the project, wants Osinbajo to stand as presidential candidate in the 2019 election.
While its website featured the activities of Osinbajo, the group exonerated the vice president, saying: “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 people’s volunteer base for him.”
Distancing Osinbajo from activities of the group the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said on his Twitter handle “please disregard this website created by faceless people for mischievous purposes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the vice president.”