Laolu Akande, spokesperson to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal has not taken a decision on contesting the presidency in 2023.
Ahead of the general election, several groups have asked the vice-president to run for president.
In January, a group called the Concerned Citizens of Nigeria launched an online petition urging Nigerians to persuade Osinbajo to contest the presidency in 2023.
Meanwhile, there were reports on Monday that claimed Osibanjo will declare his interest in joining the presidential race after the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for February 26.
In a tweet on Monday, Akande advised members of the public to disregard such reports.
“I’ve seen ‘news’ that VP’ll announce presidential bid after APC’s convention. Anyone reading the story ‘ll know it’s all false & speculative snippets,” Akande wrote.
“Any information on activities & actions of the VP will come directly from his office & not sponsored speculations in the press.
“The VP continues focusing all his attention on the work of this administration and on supporting Mr. President in every possible way. Please continue to ignore the speculations.”