A group supportive of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the 2023 presidential election, Progressive Consolidation Group, PCG has dismissed the rumour that he has been compelled to withdraw from the race.
The group in a statement obtained by GreenWhiteGreen GWG while dismissing the claim said that the vice-president while remaining loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to be distracted by political pressures on him. The group in the statement signed by its chairman, Dr. Aliyu Kurfi said that Osinbajo has yet to accede to the pressures on him to contest and so could not have withdrawn from a contest he is not a participant.
“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.
“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?
Debunking the rumour that Osinbajo has been compelled to withdraw, he said:
“The wishy-washy concocted reports about Professor Osinbajo having any meeting with any individual or group about a purported withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race is about an illusory event which only happened in the fertile imagination of mischievous persons.
“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.
“While VP Osinbajo’s consistent loyalty to Mr President, the APC and Nigeria continues to energize an increasing number of groups and individuals who genuinely believe in our party’s progressive cause, greedy and desperate political elements along with their manipulated perspectives must be kept at bay,” Dr Kurfi stressed.