Bukola Saraki, the Ex- Senate President of Nigeria, Aminu Tambuwal, the Sokoto Governor and Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed have denied withdrawing from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential race.
It was gathered that there are rumuors that the trio had stepped down for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
The speculations heightened after they met with the Wazirin Adamawa on Monday in Abuja.
Earl Osaro Onaiwu, the Director General Saraki Campaign Council, in a statement dismissed the report as ” sheer mischief” .
According to Onaiwu, it was planted by ” those who want to gain the PDP presidential ticket by deceit. ”
Saraki and the governors only met Atiku with the sole objective to inform him of their push towards a consensus candidate, he said.
The DG insists there was no talk of anyone stepping down ” as it is yet premature” .
Quoting his statement, he said that ” Our candidate is eminently qualified for the PDP presidential as a former two- term governor, Chairman of the Governors Forum, Senate President and a former presidential aspirant.
Aminu Tambuwal, the Governor of the Sokoto State as former Speaker of the House of Representatives and a serving two- term governor is also qualified to be considered for the ticket.
” Governor Bala Mohammed, a former senator, ex- minister and a serving governor is qualified for the ticket. ”
Onaiwu said, ” no other aspirant should hide under the ” nebulous assumption” that he is overly qualified than others to be stepped down for.
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