- Bukola Saraki said he has not stepped down for any presidential aspirant
- Saraki claimed the news about him stepping down was a rumour fabricated by enemies
- Saraki and twelve others would be contesting in the PDP presidential primary on October 6
Senate President Bukola Saraki has debunked the rumour that he stepped down for a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Demoractic Party (PDP) ahead of the party's national convention which is slated for Saturday, October 6.
Saraki, in a statement sent to Premium Times claimed that the news about his stepping down was fabricated to cause confusion among his supporters.
The statement said: “This rumour is unfounded and totally lacking in truth and substance. Dr. Saraki has absolutely no intentions of stepping down his ambitions in favour of any aspirant,” campaign spokesperson Ilemona Onoja said in a statement.
“In fact, Dr. Saraki is the foremost aspirant of the party for the presidential primaries and considers himself well placed not only to emerge as the candidate of the party, but also to convincingly beat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the February 2019 Presidential election.
“It is in furtherance of this confidence that Dr. Saraki has continually met with delegates, stakeholders and faithful members of the party to promote his #GrowNigeria message as well as his proposed policies and plans.
“We urge the public to disregard this rumour as exactly what is it — a rumour by people being spread by people who should know better."
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Legit.ng earlier reported that former vice president of Nigeria and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been adjudged as the best candidate to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
In an online Twitter poll conducted by @PDP_RIVERS, Atiku Abubakar, trounced Senate President Bukola Saraki, governor of Sokoto state Aminu Tambuwal and former governor of Kano state Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
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