Former Home of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, has spoken out on the speculations that he would run for the presidency in 2023 with former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, in 2023.
Tinubu is the nationwide chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In July, Dogara dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) for the ruling APC.
On Sunday, his spokesman reacted to “tales and pictures are being circulated on social media.”
“Our preliminary determination was to disregard them since they’re totally baseless however it seems that the promoters of this fallacy are unrelenting in spreading the falsehood and have now succeeded in making it sound plausible to the extent that even some standard and ‘credible’ media platforms are starting to take it up.
“As a way to cease the additional unfold of this deliberate mischief whose goal is but to be ascertained, the general public is hereby suggested to ignore and completely discountenance the purported story and footage for what they’re – handiwork of mischief makers.
“These tales and footage we perceive are being sponsored by officers of the Bauchi State authorities of their determined bid to lend credence to the childish delusions of their principal, captured in his ludicrous postulations that Rt. Hon. Dogara left the PDP simply because he was “deceived” by the APC with the promise of a place come 2023.”
The assertion mentioned Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed “had publicly alluded to this and has continued to push these narratives all in an effort to malign and disparage the particular person of Rt. Hon. Dogara and divert consideration of the individuals from problems with poor governance within the state.”
It mentioned 2023 continues to be years away, “and due to this fact, it’s pointless, distracting and insensitive to begin making unfounded declarations at the moment when all arms must be on deck in tackling the challenges of our nationhood.”
“To our greatest data, no political celebration sells nomination and expression of curiosity types for the put up of a working mate as he/she is barely appointed or chosen by a flag bearer. It’s due to this fact preposterous for anybody to say that somebody is working for the place of VP when no flag-bearer has emerged.”
Dogara mentioned he’s busy serving to to rebuild and reposition the APC in Bauchi State and desires to be allowed to deal with simply that.