The Senate President and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmad Lawan, has stated that he is still running for president.
In a statement released on Sunday by the Ahmad Lawan Presidential Campaign Organization’s Spokesperson, Iyke Ekeoma, Lawan categorically denied seeking another term in the Yobe East Senatorial District.
He refuted claims that he was withdrawing from the presidential race in order to run for another term in the Senate.
Lawan urged his followers not to be afraid since he is working relentlessly to become the APC’s presidential candidate.
Lawan called the claims that he had withdrawn from the campaign “mischief,” explaining that those who planted the report were concerned about his political popularity, regional acceptance, and political supremacy, so they set up the bogus article to cause confusion.
Part of the statement reads: “Nigerians should ignore the sponsored lies by some aspirants to distract the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, from his quest to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the next presidential election”.
“Contrary to their unnecessary fabrications against the nationally accepted Presidential ambition of Senator Lawan, we restate for the pleasure of progressive Nigerians that the falsehood trending currently in Social Media that Senator 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 a major discussion as his entrance has changed the political dynamics of the nation”.