PDP Presidential ticket: Saraki denies stepping down for Atiku – Senator Bukola Saraki who is said to be under pressure to step down for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has debunked the report.
It was reported that there were speculations that Saraki is under pressure to withdraw from the race and support Atiku’s ambition ahead of PDP’s National Convention tomorrow. Yusuph Olaniyonu, the media aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki who rubbished the story, and told Daily Post’s correspondent;
“Please, please, please.. what kind of story is that?
“How can a leading candidate step down for somebody else? I have never heard of that before.
“You can go to Port Harcourt and see for yourself, that Saraki is a top contender for the ticket,” Olaniyonu said.
PDP’s Presidential Aspirants ahead of its convention include Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa State and former Foreign Affairs Minister; David Mark, a former Senate President and Ibrahim Dankwambo, the outgoing Governor of Gombe State.
PDP’s presidential primary is scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 6 to Sunday, September 7 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
We also reported that Senator Ben Bruce, who reacted to report of PDP leaders who are protesting over the outcome of the Osun election at INEC secretariat, alleged that shots were fired and tear gas was also sprayed on the PDP leaders.