Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday distanced himself from a group known as ‘Osinbajo Volunteers’, which has started campaigning for his election as President in 2019.
The group is currently recruiting volunteers for the project.
Although Osinbajo’s activities are published on its website, the group admitted that the Vice-President was unaware of their campaign.
“Note that Osinbajo did not endorse this volunteer group. We have never met him.
“We are strong believers in the fact that he is the right ruler for Nigeria and must create a people’s volunteer base for him,” a statement on the site read.
However, Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, has tweeted: “please disregard this website created by faceless people for mischievous purposes. It has absolutely nothing to do with the vice president.”