Saraki speaks on ‘stepping down’ for Atiku ahead of presidential primary


Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has debunked the rumored that he planned to step down for former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP prepares to hold its presidential primary this weekend.

Saraki, according to Yusuph Olaniyonu, the media aide to the Senate President, in a phone conversation with the press rubbished such stories.

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

“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.