Minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has distanced himself from the 2023 presidential race, saying he is running for president of his home.
According to Tolu Ogunlesi, special assistant on digital/new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Fashola stated this when he was asked by a journalist about his plans for 2023.
The presidential aide made this known via a post on his Twitter handle on Thursday.
The general election will take place in 2023.
There has been the speculation that the former Lagos governor will run for president.
See the tweet below:
BRF: “For those looking for headlines, I have disappointed you. If you like go and write what I didn’t say.”
(Sadly, anyone who understands Nigeria’s media context knows just how necessary this disclaimer is. Sadly).
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) March 24, 2022