Shall We Let Osinbajo Be?

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Asked recently if he had his eyes on the presidency, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, last Monday in London at the Financial Times Africa Summit, said he had no plans to contest the 2019 presidential election.

“None of that is on the cards,” said Osinbajo, who had earlier disowned a group known as Osinbajo Volunteers, campaigning for his election as president in 2019. The professor of law-turned politician has remained one of the most loyal and honest deputies any Nigerian president has had.

He has continued to face his assignments as Buhari’s deputy conscientiously as well as holding the fort where necessary. At this point, he should be left alone to face his current mandate. Distractions such as these are not his craving and not good for the team work that has been the hallmark of the Buhari presidency.