A former Vice President of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo have stated emphatically that he is not contesting for the position of President ahead of the 2019 general elections.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that Sambo made this known reacting to some posters on the social media insinuating that he will be contesting for President in the 2019 elections.
He made this known via a statement by his Media Adviser, Umar Sani, describing the posters as Mischievious and “apparently engaging in political subterfuge to mislead and misrepresent his political endeavours to Nigerians.”
The statement reads, “Some political posters surreptitiously being circulated on some social media platforms purporting to emanate from him suggesting that he has signified interest to join the presidential race under the umbrella of our great party the Peoples Democratic Party.”
“It is instructive to categorically state that the former Vice President is not in the race and has not directed anyone to carry out such political campaigns on his behalf, he believes that the sponsors of the mischievous posters were apparently engaging in political subterfuge to mislead and misrepresent his political endeavours to Nigerians.”
“Unsuspecting members of the public especially the PDP family are by this publication notified that such posters are the handiwork of mischief makers and its circulation is intended to score some cheap political points he, therefore, urges that those posters in circulation should be discountenanced as he is not in anyway connected to them.”