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I’m not planning to contest 2019 presidential elections – Osinbajo

It remains uncertain whether President Buhari plans to contest.

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he has no considerations of contesting in the 2019 presidential elections according to Reuters news reports.

Asked if he considered running for the presidency in the election scheduled for February 2019, Osinbajo said he hadn’t thought about it.

“None of that is on the cards,” he said.

The vice president made the remark as it remains uncertain whether President Muhammadu Buhari plans to contest the next election. Buhari first term since 2015 has been dotted with stretches of his absence from office as he battles bouts of ill health.

Osinbajo also said that militants in the oil producing Niger Delta region posed no longer a significant threat to oil production anymore.

“We don’t have all the time in the world with oil,” he said, speaking during the FT Africa conference in London. “We have to use oil while it makes sense to do so.”

 

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