- Babatunde Fashola has reacted to speculations that he may run for the office of the president in 2023
- The minister of works and housing said he would run for the presidency of his home, saying his wife and children would be waiting for me
- Fashola said he wishes those that want to run for the country's highest political office the very best of luck
Nigeria's minister of works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), has shut down rumours of any plans to contest as president in 2023.
Fashola in reaction to speculations distanced himself from vying for the presidential seat. He would run for the presidency of his home, adding that his wife and children would be waiting for me.
The former Lagos state governor made the disclosure when asked by a journalist if he would contest for the presidency in 2023.
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The tweet reads:
“A journalist asks BRF about 2023
“A: I’m running for the President of my home. I’m going to Lagos. My wife and children are waiting for their President. All those who want to run, I wish them the very best of luck… For those looking for headlines, I have disappointed you.”
Buhari’s minister opens up about reported police officers' death during Second Niger Bridge inspection
In a statement by his special adviser, communications, Hakeem Bello, the minister stressed that the attendees discovered much later that a vehicle belonging to the police had been involved in an accident.
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But he noted that two policemen injured in the process had been treated and released by the hospital, pointing out that the statement was necessary after he was inundated with calls as to the safety of the federal government’s team.
Presidency releases list of Buhari's completed and ongoing projects in southeast
Meanwhile, the presidency has released a compendium of the president's ongoing and completed infrastructure projects and policy successes in the southeast region.
The projects were compiled by the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement (PODE).
In a bid to decongest Lagos and better serve the southeast and south-south population, the Buhari government said it is developing the eastern ports.