Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, has rejected a support group urging him to contest Nigeria’s presidency in 2023.
Campaign posters showing the minister and Professor Babagana Zulum, as presidential and vice-presidential candidates, surfaced recently.
Hakeem Bello, the minister’s special adviser on communications, in a statement, denounced the group.
“The Media Office of the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has urged well-meaning people to disregard the invitation of some Groups, operating under The Nigeria Project 2023, purportedly to the inauguration of a Support Group for the Minister and the Governor of Borno State over the 2023 elections”, said the minister’s statement.
“The social media was awash at the weekend with a poster from the Group allegedly presenting the Honorable Minister and the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum as Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates respectively of an unnamed political party.”
The statement said the so-called ‘The Nigeria Project 2023’ was unknown to the minister and his party, the All Progressives Congress, and warned against “the antics of unsolicited individuals and Support Groups whose real intentions remain questionable.”