Yemi Osinbajo's Presidential Campaign Council (PYO) has informed APC national delegates that the Vice President has not withdrawn from the race to become President of Nigeria in 2023.
According to media reports, Southwest hopefuls met yesterday in Abuja to discuss presenting a consensus candidate for the area.
However, according to a statement issued to Vanguard and signed by Richard Akinola, Chairman, PYO Media Council, news that Osinbajo had stepped down is false.
"...we ask you to please dismiss different bogus reports circulating that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stepped down," he stated.
"The purveyors of this fake news are terrified of Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo's massive political support base."
"Please be advised that no such action is being considered. According to the screening committee report, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is the leading aspirant. He is prepared for the primaries and confident of victory."