Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde says he has no ambition to run for 2023 presidential election. He warns that people should discard any rumor that says otherwise.
Makinde made this clear in a statement from his director of public affairs, Taiwo Adisa.
Seyi Makinde became Governor of Oyo State on May 29th, 2019. However, he stated openly that he had no ambition to become President of Nigeria in 2023.
In a statement released on behalf of the governor on Monday, Taiwo Adisa urged the public to ignore the banner announcement that Makinde is running for president in 2023.
He pointed out that such people are interested in distracting the people of Oyo State and cause commotion for them with their shenanigans.
The media adviser added that it was unthinkable that the governor, who had warned his supporters not to run for a second term, would launch a presidential campaign at this critical time for 2023 elections.
The statement reads:
“This is clearly the antics of purveyors of social media lapdogs, who are merely seeking to distract well-meaning people of Oyo State from the joy occasioned by the well-deserved promotion, to the Premier League, of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).
“We believe that this fraudulent post alluded to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde is the handiwork of opposition elements, as APC’s social media lapdogs widely posted the fake news on their social media accounts.
“It is the usual practice of naysayers and detractors to seek to mix sour grapes in the basket of fruits, at a time when well-meaning citizens are celebrating.
“Let it be stated clearly, however, that Governor Seyi Makinde has no hand in any such campaign for the Presidency, as he has always stated that tomorrow only belongs to God.
“It is unthinkable that the governor, who has cautioned supporters against mounting a second-term campaign for him, would launch a 2023 presidential campaign at this period.
“Therefore, we urge members of the public to ignore the fake news and see it as the shenanigans of a distressed opposition, which continues to show its desperation to retake power at all cost”.