Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that running for Presidency in the 2019 general elections, is not on his cards for now.
Osinbajo told Reuters, on Monday, at the
Financial Times Africa Conference, in London, where he is one of the
Speakers, that he had not given any thought to contesting the
Presidential election in 2019, adding that, he has no timeline for when
he may make such a decision
comes amid speculations as to whether President Muhammadu Buhari, who
has battled with an undisclosed ailment, would seek re-election or bow
out after one term, and whether Osinbajo would decide to run in the 2019
elections, should Buhari decide not to re-contest.
However, when asked about that possibility, the Vice President said: “None of that is on the cards.”
Osinbajo also spoke about the activities
of militants in the oil producing Niger Delta region, saying that they
no longer pose a significant threat to oil production.
He nonetheless, said that Nigeria is
aware of the dangers of over-reliance on oil as a sole source of foreign
revenue, and is working to diversify her economy.
“We do not have all the time in the world with oil. We have to use oil while it makes sense to do so”, he said