Governor Yari of Zamfara denies presidential ambition
- Governor Abdul’aziz Yari has denied alleged reports claiming he will be running as president come 2019
- The Zamfara state governor also dissociated himself from trending online media campaign
- He said his main preoccupation was to deliver on the mandate given to him by the people of his state
Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, on Thursday, August 24, said he has no presidential ambition and dismissed as fake trending online media campaign for him to run in 2019.
The governor said in a statement issued in Gusau by his media aide, Ibrahim Dosara that his main preoccupation now was to deliver on the mandate given to him by the people of the state.
It described the online accounts as fake and urged Nigerians to ignore them.
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“I hereby inform the general public that the creators and managers of such fraudulent twitter and indeed all other related online platforms accounts are doing such campaigns on their own,” the statement added.
It stressed that the governor has not indicated interest to contest for any political position in the country or asked anybody to campaign for him.
“The attention of the general public is therefore drawn to such campaigners of calumny who are bent on tarnishing his image.
“The general public is also advised to ignore any information from such fake online platforms accounts and campaigners, as all are fake and baseless,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state to have boasted that he would become the next president of Nigeria by taking over the reins of power from President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Fayose made the statement on Friday, June 16, when he spoke at a meeting with political office holders at the Government’s House, Ado Ekiti.
He said he wanted to be the next president of Nigeria, promising that his administration won’t be like that of the current government that has brought nothing to Nigerians.
In the video below Legit.ng asks Nigerians if Governor Fayose is the right man to rule Nigeria. Watch responses.