- The APC in Ondo state has distanced itself from a group campaigning for VP Yemi Osinbajo's presidency in 2023
- Ondo APC's spokesperson, Alex Kalejaye, described the action of the group as an embarrassment to the leaders of the party in the state
- Kalejay, therefore, urged the group to stop distracting the vice president and allow him to perform his constitutional duty
The Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissociated itself from a group that staged support on Thursday, September 26, for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s presidency in 2023.
A group, Southwest Youth Congress, had stormed the secretariat of the party with banners in a campaign tagged: ‘OSINBAJO 2023’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), however, reports that a statement made available to newsmen by Alex Kalejaye, the state’s publicity secretary states that “the action was an embarrassment to the leaders of the party in the state.
“The party wishes to firmly declare that it has no link whatsoever with the said group.
“For the records, the group that could best be described as a non-governmental body, and looked a bit unorganised, only stormed the state secretariat of the party unannounced with their banners and other write-ups.
“The party notes with deep concerns that a highly sophisticated state politically like ours knows better than engaging in campaigns for an election prematurely.”
The statement appealed to “those it described as desperate politicians and attention-seekers to encourage the vice-president, who was sworn in only a few months ago, to concentrate on the tasks and responsibilities attach to his office.”
“We are sure, the vice-president is preoccupied with decisions and policies in the overall interest of the country and could, therefore, do with less distraction."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the APC said it has not endorsed any candidate ahead of the 2023 elections.
The ruling party alleged that posters suggesting an endorsement were pasted by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to instigate crisis within the party.
APC’s spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, September 26, also accused PDP of pasting such posters to distract the ruling party from facing the governance of Nigeria.
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