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General News of Monday, 10 January 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Osibanjo's aide speaks on the rumor Buhari endorsed Tinubu for 2023

The ruling All Progressives Congress is yet to decide who will represent it in 2023 The ruling All Progressives Congress is yet to decide who will represent it in 2023

Laolu Akande, the media aide to Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo has denied the rife rumors that the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has informed his principal and President Buhari of his intention to contest the presidential election in 2023.

His reaction comes after the above was published by the Guardian on Sunday, January 9. According to him, he is not aware of such discussion among the leaders of the ruling party.

“I don’t think you should support the flying of such dubious kites. But to answer your question, no. I am not aware of any such discussions to even begin with,” he said.

The viral rumor was that Tinubu has officially intimated the president and Osinbajo of his presidential ambition and that Buhari has given his consent and support.

Some believe that if this by any chance is true, then Osinbajo and Tinubu will become opponents at the APC primaries ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.

However, Akande's rebuttal of the claims has sort of silenced the growing side talks that President Buhari has shunned the VP to lend his support for the APC's national leader.

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