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Atiku speaks on withdrawing from presidential race

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Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has denied withdrawing from the 2023 presidential race.

A Twitter user, Cousin Ray, had claimed that a source close to Atiku said he was becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of traction in his campaign and the crisis in the party.

Ray added that the presidential candidate disclosed to his allies his reluctance to risk another embarrassing outing at the 2023 general election.

Reacting to the report, Atiku through his media aide Paul Ibe, said he is still very much in the race.

Atiku dismissed the claim that he was planning to withdraw because of his inability to resolve the crisis in the party with the five aggrieved governors.

“We may need to investigate what those people are smoking, what substance they are taking. You heard what Governors Wike and Ortom said; it is very clear and those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

“I can assure you that whatever issues we have in the PDP will be resolved because they are getting attention. Meanwhile, the roads have started the campaigns.”

He accused the APC of using means to spread propaganda, saying, “The APC as a political party has enthroned a culture of violence in Nigeria, it is that same culture that made them go violent in Borno State at all levels, the state and federal levels.”

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