Senate President Bukola Saraki stated on Friday that he has not stepped down for each person and is not thinking about doing so within the race to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party presidential nomination this weekend.
“This hearsay is unfounded and completely lacking in truth and substance. Dr. Saraki has virtually no intentions of stepping down his aims in favour of any aspirant,” campaign spokesperson Ilemona Onoja stated in a declaration.
“In reality, Dr. Saraki is the foremost aspirant of the party for the presidential primaries and considers himself well located now not best to emerge as the candidate of the celebration, but additionally to convincingly beat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the February 2019 Presidential election.
“It is in furtherance of this self assurance that Dr. Saraki has constantly met with delegates, stakeholders and faithful participants of the birthday party to sell his #GrowNigeria message in addition to his proposed guidelines and plans.
“We urge the general public to dismiss this rumour as exactly what is it — a hearsay via human beings being unfold with the aid of those who should recognise higher,” the statement stated.
Ahead of the PDP conference on Saturday, reports have circulated on line about a number of the 12 presidential aspirants stepping down for each other, but the ones whose call have been cited within the media have largely debunked such reviews.
Moments after Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo changed into mentioned to have excused himself out of the race and endorsed his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal, the Gombe governor pushed lower back tough, saying there has been no truth in any way inside the story.
The 12 applicants are: Atiku Abubakar, Ahmed Makarfi, Aminu Tambuwal, Datti Baba-Ahmed, Attahiru Bafarawa, Sule Lamido, Bukola Saraki, Sule Lamido, David Mark, Jonah Jang, KabiruTuraki and Rabi Kwankwaso. They have all expressed confidence in their man or woman competencies to clinch the price ticket and face President Muhammadu Buhari as the principle challenger in the widespread election next February.