The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has denied claims that he is withdrawing from the 2023 presidential race.
INFOXCLUSIVE reports that Atiku disclosed this through his media aide, Paul Ibe, while responding to claims made by a Twitter user, Cousin Ray.
Ray had claimed that a source near Atiku said he was intending to pull out from the presidential race over his powerlessness to resolve issues with the five aggrieved governors.
The Twitter user additionally said the PDP candidate was turning out to be progressively frustrated by the absence of traction in his campaign and the crisis in the party.
He added that the former Vice President uncovered to his allies his reluctance to risk with one more humiliating trip at the 2023 general election.
Responding to the claims in an interview with The Punch, Ibe said there was no reality in the claims made by the Twitter user, who he said was an agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He addressed whether those spreading these false claims were taking substances that made them act nonsensically at times.
Ibe, notwithstanding, expressed certainty that the crisis shaking the party will be settled soon in light of the fact that they are definitely standing out.
He said: “We may need to investigate what those people are smoking, what substance they are taking. You heard what Governors Wike and Ortom said; it is very clear and those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”I can assure you that whatever issues we have in the PDP will be resolved because they are getting attention. Meanwhile, the roads have started the campaigns.”
Ibe accused the APC for utilizing means to spread propaganda and enthroning the culture of violence in the country at different levels.
He added that such way of behaving was exhibited in Borno and Kaduna State during Atiku’s presidential campaign rallies.
He added: “The APC as a political party has enthroned a culture of violence in Nigeria, it is that same culture that made them go violent in Borno State at all levels, the state, and federal levels.”
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