- Senator Ibikunle Amosun has addressed rumours suggesting he is in the race for the presidency in 2023
- The former governor of Ogun state said it belies logic that such a move would be his preoccupation at the moment
- He went on to say any politician who has such ambition at the moment is an enemy of the country
Senator Ibikunle Amosun has denied reports suggesting he has joined the 2023 presidential race.
The former governor of Ogun state was reacting to the circulation of his purported presidential posters on social media.
In a statement sent to journalists by his spokesman, Alhaji Bola Adeyemi, Senator Amosun said it belies logic that such a move would be his preoccupation at the moment, “when indeed I have not spent a year in my current assignment as the senator representing Ogun Central District.”
He stated that anyone nursing a presidential ambition at the moment is an enemy of Nigeria and “does not desire any good for Mr President.”
He continued: “The poster and any of such publication is nothing but sheer distraction.
“As a senator, my hands are full and I am committed to working with fellow patriots on how best to move our nation forward by supporting and working with President Buhari.
“There is a time for everything. The time to address 2023 is clearly not anywhere close.”
Meanwhile, Professor Gregory Ibe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and member of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, has stated that Nigerian elder statesmen should take a decision on which zone would produce the next president in 2023.
According to him, all other tribes have ruled the country apart from the south-east, stressing that Igbos are a part of the country and made efforts towards the independence of Nigeria.
“We want to show the world how to develop Nigeria if given the chance to lead. We can assure you that everybody should go and rest after eight years. We should do appraisal and compare notes.
“What I am saying is that by 2023, every other political party should zone its presidency to the south-east and I want the elders of this country to balance their thinking and if there is any person having different thinking about zoning, that person should better think otherwise,” he said.
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