With a week a few days to the election, news emerged that Atunwa has withdrawn from the race.
Reacting to the rumour, Atunwa described it as a “fake news” orchestrated by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
Naija News reports that the PDP governorship candidate made this allegation on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, where he noted that he would win the election.
“APC fake news that I have withdrawn. Wishful thinking. Stay focused.