Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has rebuked all claims that he is stepping down for another aspirant.
“There is nothing like that. He will never step down for anybody. We are not working with anybody,” a statement issued on Sunday by the Kabiru Tanimu Turaki Presidential Campaign Organisation said.
The statement disclosed as “ridiculous, the very idea of Turaki stepping down for anybody”, declaring that “that will never happen”.
“Turaki is eminently qualified to provide the kind of leadership Nigeria needs at this critical juncture of her history. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, he has risen to the top of his profession, Law.
He has requisite managerial and leadership experiences, having served his country meritoriously as a former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity, and Chairman, Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North East,” the statement said.
The statement further stated that “Turaki not too old or young. He is strong, vibrant and possess a first-class intellect and he has brave ideas that can restructure Nigeria and make her respected and responsible member of the comity of nations whose citizens would be proud of, instead of the present situation where many Nigerians have lost hope in the country and would do anything possible to look for greener pasture outside the country”
The statement further noted that Turaki, who picked his Presidential Nomination forms on Wednesday, has started the presidential race and has no reason to step down.
“Turaki has toured more states than any other aspirant and has received assurances of support from many of the states so far visited for consultations. He is the New Face of Hope Nigeria needs at this time and we are confident that our great party will give him the mandate to contest and defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, whose visionless administration has set Nigeria several years backward, in the 2019 presidential election,” the statement concluded.