Abubakar Sani Bello, the Governor of Niger State has denied scheming to become running mate to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the event he seeks to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Governor Bello also dissociated himself from certain 2023 campaign poster(s) bearing images of himself and the Vice President, which emerged on Friday across social media platforms, projecting him campaigning for the position of the Vice President to Prof. Yemi Osnibajo as president in 2023.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, the Governor said it was not the time to talk about 2023, knowing very well that we just came out of elections and are yearning to fulfil promises made to the people.
The Governor stated that there was no basis or justification for such posters stressing that it is the handiwork of mischief makers trying to distract the government’s attention from discharging its mandate to the citizens.
“Our priority is to support Federal and State Government policies and programmes and to fulfil their campaign promises as the tenure is just beginning.
“We hereby describe the posters as well as their authors as FAKE and UNPATRIOTIC.
“We are fully focused to work for our people, and we remain loyal to the ruling party and the Federal government ably led by President Muhamadu Buhari.”
Governor Sani Bello urged well-meaning Nigerlites and Nigerians to disregard those posters as it is the handiwork of mischief makers who always take delight in heating up the polity for their selfish interests.