The Minister said this on Tuesday in response to a question asked by a participant during a virtual colloquium with the theme: “Africa: Interrogating the Leadership Questions”.
Asked about his interest in contesting the 2023 presidential election, the former Osun State Governor said he has no response to the question.
He stated that “I have no response to that. I belong to a group of focused, serious politicians who don’t on their own just jump up and pursue ambitions, I have never done that before and I won’t start that now.”
In other news, the Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has accused the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of disrespecting President Muhammadu Buhari and the office of the presidency.
The organization said it was wrong of Governor Akeredolu to be publicly attacking the President and his media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The BMO in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiji, and Secretary Cassidy Madueke said Akeredolu was not a popular choice to become the Ondo State Governor but rode into power on the credibility of President Buhari.
It, therefore, accused the Governor of turning around to bite the finger that fed him.
The BMO was reacting to the disagreement of the Ondo State Governor with the position of the presidency on the ban of open grazing of animals by the southern governors.
The organization argued that contrary to insinuations by Akeredolu that Shehu was not speaking the mind of the president, Buhari authorized the statement released by his media aide.