Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has dismissed claims that he had withdrawn from the 2023 presidential race.
Lawan, in a statement by the spokesperson for Ahmad Lawan Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Iyke Ekeoma, encouraged his supportyers not to entertain fear as he was still in the race.
“Nigerians should ignore the sponsored lies by some aspirants to distract the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan from his quest to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the next presidential election.
“Contrary to fabrications against the nationally accepted presidential ambition of Lawan, we restate for the pleasure of progressive Nigerians that the falsehood trending currently in social media that 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 the major discussion as his entrance has changed the political dynamics of the nation.
“The withdrawal reports are mere handiwork of politicians who are intimidated by the experience of the Senate President and his massive gains in the last few days.
“The ambition to become the president of Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari is alive and Nigerians should be rest assured that he is in the race to win and not just to answer aspirant.
“All supporters of Lawan should not entertain fear as he is working tirelessly to emerge as the candidate of the APC,” the statement read.