- Nigerians have been urged to ignore the claim that the Senate president Ahmad Lawan has dropped out of the 2023 presidential contest
- The claim was debunked by the spokesperson of the Ahmad Lawan Campaign Organisation on Monday, May 23
- Iyke Ekeoma said the report is being sponsored by some politicians who are intimidated by the kind of political waves being pulled by Lawan
The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has debunked reports that he has given up his ambition to become Nigeria's next president by 2023.
The Senate president debunked the claim in a statement seen by Legit.ng and released by the spokesperson for the Ahmad Lawan Presidential Campaign Organisation, Iyke Ekeoma.
Ekeoma said that the Senate president is still in the 2023 presidential race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Also encouraging Lawan's supporters not to entertain fear, Ekeoma said the Senate president is tirelessly to emerge as the presidential candidate of the APC.
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He also described the claim that Lawan has dropped out of the contest as mischief funded by some unscrupulous individuals.
Ekeoma noted that the claim is sponsored by politicians who are intimidated by the experience of the Senate president and his massive gains in the last few days.
“Nigerians should ignore the sponsored lies by some aspirants to distract the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, from his quest to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the next presidential election.
“Contrary to fabrications against the nationally accepted presidential ambition of Lawan, we restate for the pleasure of progressive Nigerians that the falsehood trending currently in social media that Lawan has dropped his ambition to run for another term in Yobe East Senatorial zone is false."
“It is understandable that Lawan’s entrance into the presidential race to compete against 25 other aspirants has become the major discussion, as his entrance has changed the political dynamics of the nation."
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