Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday disowned a group known as Osinbajo Volunteers, which is campaigning for his election as president in 2019.
Distancing himself from activities of the group, Osinbajo, through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, asked Nigerians to disregard the group, adding that he had nothing to do with them.
“Please, disregard this website created by faceless people for mischievous purposes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Vice President,” Akande said via his Twitter handle on Saturday.
The group was canvassing Osinbajo as a presidential candidate in the 2019 election.
In a veiled reference to a former vice president turned president who was described as “clueless,” the Osinbajo Volunteers noted that Nigeria now has a “leader who has a clue what to do and (how to) turn Nigeria the beloved to the land of our dreams.”
The group featured the activities of the vice president on its website, while calling on members of the public to volunteer for Osinbajo.
It however noted that it did not receive the endorsement of the vice president, noting that it had never met him.
“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 volunteers stated on their website.