- Adamu Abubakar faults media reports claiming he said his father will contest for the presidential election in 2023
- Adamu who serves as the commissioner of works and energy in Adamawa state pointed out that he was misquoted
- The commissioner said he was only trying to draw a distinction between himself and his father’s political stand
Adamu Abubakar, the first son of the former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has denied saying his father will contest for the presidential election in 2023.
Adamu who serves as the commissioner of works and energy in Adamawa state pointed out that he was misquoted by the media over the issue, The Tribune reports.
“The journalists totally misquoted me and that was not what I meant," Adamu said
He said he was only trying to draw a distinction between himself and his father’s political stand.
According to Adamu, what he meant was that he comes from a political family with his father having caved a political nitch for himself, constitutionally, he has the right to contest under whichever condition.
The media had reported that Adamu Abubakar said his father would contest for the 2023 presidential election.
According to the Nation newspaper, Adamu was said to have made the statement during an occasion held to mark the first anniversary of the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Finitiri.
In another report, former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that it is only God that will determine his political future ahead of 2023. Ekweremadu is the current senator representing Enugu West Senatorial zone in the upper chamber.
He has been a member of the Nigerian Senate since 2003.
The senator made the comment when he was a guest during a political programme on a radio state in Enugu state.
Still on politics, Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church has a vision to become the next president after Muhammadu Buhari. In a recent interview with Sunday Sun, the man of God maintained that he would be the 16th president.
According to him, he has never had the ambition to become president, but a vision, which he says are two different things.
On media reports about him saying he will be the next president after Buhari, Bakare responded: "Yes, I said so in the Church. I am a free citizen, my desire can be expressed and anyone who is angry about that can express their own.
I said he is number 15 and I will be number 16." Speaking about the clamour for Igbo presidency, the cleric said though every citizen has the right to express his or her own political aspirations, it is who the cap fits that wears it.
He noted that a day will come when it will not matter the ethnic nationality, but it will be who can deliver.
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