Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that he is not concerned about the 2019 presidential election at the moment.
He said his current concern was how to do the job that he and President Muhammadu Buhari were elected to do in 2015.
Osinbajo said this during a media chat he had on the last day of his participation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, made the transcript of the press interview available to journalists on Friday.
When asked if he intended to run with Buhari in 2019, Osinbajo said, “I’m absolutely focused at this time on doing the job that we have been elected to do. That is my concern for now.”
When asked if the Federal Government had been in contact with the Niger Delta Avengers over its threat to resume attacks on oil facilities, Osinbajo said the government was in constant consultations with all the groups in the region.
More importantly, he said the government was busy addressing all the issues that it agreed with the Pan Niger Delta Forum.
“We are engaged with the groups; we have opened the Maritime University. We are working hard on the modular refineries, which we hope will be a replacement for some of the illegal refineries and also create opportunities in the Niger Delta.
“We are in constant consultations. There are many groups in the Niger Delta, including the Niger Delta Avengers, and we are in constant consultations,” Osinbajo said.
The Vice President said the country was doing better than ever before as far as the economy was concerned.
This, he said, was happening despite the security challenges in the country.