Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has declared that he would contest for the seat of the presidency in 2023 after completes the consultations.
Aregbesola, who also a former Governor of Osun State, said that he belonged to a “group of focused and serious politicians” who will not just jump into the race for the 2023 presidency without proper consideration.
Aregbesola stated this on Tuesday at a virtual colloquium with the theme: “Africa: Interrogating the Leadership Questions”.
The minister, when asked by a participant if he has plans to contest for the seat of the presidency in 2023, said he had no response to the question.
“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,” he said.
Asked about reasons for the scarcity of passport booklets at immigration centres across the country, the former Osun governor said it is false to say that booklets are not available.
He noted that there is no passport station in the world that does not have booklets more than it can process, adding that passport processing centres are being structured for seamless operations.
“First of all, booklets are available. Let me tell you that straightway, it is false to say booklets are not available,” he said.
“As I’m talking to you, there is no passport station in the world today where they do not have booklets with them more than what they can process.”