By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
Former Minister of Special Duties and Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki, has dismissed insinuations in some quarters that he is fronting for another aspirant and that he would eventually step aside from the race.
Turaki, in statement yesterday in Abuja, dismissed as “ridiculous, the very idea of him stepping down for anybody”, declaring that “that will never happen”.
The presidential aspirant, in the statement issued by his campaign organization, laughed off insinuations in some quarters that he is fronting for another aspirant and would eventually step aside from the race.
“There is nothing like that. He will never step down for anybody. We are not working with anybody,” the statement issued on Sunday by the Kabiru Tanimu Turaki Presidential Campaign Organisation said.
The statement dismissed as “ridiculous, the very idea of Turaki stepping down for anybody”, declaring that “that will never happen”.
According to the statement, “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.