The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has denied any link to campaign posters flooding Ibadan and other towns in his home state, Oyo, purportedly announcing his intention to run for the Office of Governor in Oyo State in 2023.
According to a statement by the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media, John Joshua-Akanji, “The attention of the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has been drawn to campaign posters flooding Ibadan and other towns in Oyo State announcing the candidacy of the Minister to run for the Governorship position of Oyo State in 2023.
“The intention of the printers of these posters is not only mischievous and dubious, but also an ochestrated effort to distract the Minister from concentrating on performing his assignment as Minister of Youth and Sports Development. The Minister hereby totally disassociate himself from these posters and condemns the action of these mischief makers who are bent on creating confusion and distraction for the Minister in the task put before him by Mr. President. The Minister is focused, resolute and determined to carry out his responsibilities as a Minister and not interested in a position that would not be vacant in two to three years time”.
The statement further said, “Neither the Minister, his political associates or friends have any links whatsoever to these campaign posters. Members of the public should please disregard anyone or group purporting to be leading or championing Mr. Dare’s campaign for the Oyo State Governorship election in 2023”.