PDP presidential primary: Saraki speaks on ‘stepping down’ for Atiku

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has made it clear he will not step down for former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares to hold its presidential primary this weekend.

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There have been speculations that Saraki is under pressure to withdraw from the race and support Atiku’s ambition.

However, in a phone chat with DAILY POST, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the media aide to the Senate President, rubbishes such stories.

“Please, please, please.. what kind of story is that?

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“How can a leading candidate step down for somebody else? I have never heard of that before.

“You can go to Port Harcourt and see for yourself, that Saraki is a top contender for the ticket,” Olaniyonu said.

PDP’s presidential primary is scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 6 to Sunday, September 7 in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

Other aspirants still left in the race as at press time, include Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa State and former Foreign Affairs Minister; David Mark, a former Senate President and Ibrahim Dankwambo, the outgoing Governor of Gombe State.