KanyiDaily had reported that some youths of the APC under the aegis of the Southwest Youth Congress (SYC), Ondo State chapter, marched around town, calling on the people to support Osinbajo’s candidacy to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in the next election.
However, in a statement made available to newsmen by Mr. Alex Kalejaye, the state’s Publicity Secretary, APC said, “the action was an embarrassment to the leaders of the party in the state.”
“The party wishes to firmly declare that it has no link whatsoever with the said group.
“For the records, the group that could best be described as a non-governmental body, and looked a bit unorganised, only stormed the state secretariat of the party unannounced with their banners and other write-ups.
“The party notes with deep concerns that a highly sophisticated state politically like ours knows better than engaging in campaigns for an election prematurely.”
The statement appealed to “those it described as desperate politicians and attention-seekers to encourage the vice-president, who was sworn in only a few months ago, to concentrate on the tasks and responsibilities attached to his office.
“We are sure, the vice-president is preoccupied with decisions and policies in the overall interest of the country and could therefore do with less distraction.”