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Anyone Nursing Presidential Ambition Now Is Enemy Of Nigeria — Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, immediate past governor of Ogun State and senator representing Ogun Central at the National Assembly, has said that anyone nursing presidential ambition at the outset of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term is an enemy of the state.
Amosun, who was reacting to reports that he has thrown his hat into the 2023 race, said those nursing the ambition at this time do not desire any good for the president.
The former governor’s reaction, which was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Bola Adeyemi, and made available to Daily Independent was following a report from a section of the media that Amosun was banking on his relationship with the president to contest the 2023 election.
A poster bearing his name and picture for the 2023 presidential race has also surfaced online.
Amosun said his hands are full on how best to move the nation forward as a senator of the Federal Republic by supporting President Muhammadu Buhari and wouldn’t like to be distracted with the 2023 discussion.
The statement reads, “My attention has just been drawn to a poster, suggesting I had thrown my hat into the 2023 presidential race.
“It definitely belies logic that such a move would be my preoccupation or in any way linked to me, when indeed I have not spent a year in my current assignment as the senator representing Ogun Central District.
“It goes without saying that anyone nursing a presidential ambition at a time President Muhammadu Buhari has just begun to consolidate on the successes of his first term, is not only an enemy of the Nigerian state, but clearly does not desire any good for Mr. President.
“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.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu are among those being speculated to be eyeing the presidential race in 2023.

Credit: IndependentNg

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