The Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG), a political group recently approved by the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed speculation that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has given up on his ambition to run in the 2023 presidential election.
The group said there was never a time when the vice president attended a meeting where he rejected his offer to replace President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, as is rumored, noting that it was the fruit of the imagination of those thought to be behind the rumours. .
In a statement sent on Sunday by the group’s president, Dr. Aliyu Kurfi, it was mentioned that since Prof. Osinbajo has yet to join the call for citizen-based protests, the alleged neglect motivated by revenge.
Kurfi said in his statement that the group would not be dragged into unnecessary conflict, as they derive satisfaction from the growing storm of support for Osinbajo.
According to him, Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, coupled with his desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential election, has further strengthened their support base nationally.
“Our dear Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN remains loyal to his boss, President Buhari, he much focused on the job and he has never been known for desperate politicking,” he said.
“Specifically, it must be stated that an outrageous lie that the VP attended any meeting to renounce 2023 presidential ambition or bow to any politician for same, remains an absolute falsehood; how can he renounce what he is even yet to accept or declare?”
The group further insisted that the Vice President’s withdrawal claim was an illusion of certain elements that lack base, hence, Nigerians should ignore the rumour.
“Every well-informed Nigerian knows that PCG is the very first 2023 support group to be formally recognised by our progressive party, APC and we have never sought to prevent or discourage others from following in our footsteps because VP Osinbajo will not subscribe to dirty political games that some typically desperate politicians play,” he added.