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2023: I have no plans to ‘run’ with Tinubu – Dogara

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A former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has declared as untrue rumors making the rounds that he is planning to run alongside the national leader of the All Progressives Congress APC Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Dogara through his spokesman on Sunday evening said 2023 was still years away, “and therefore, it is unnecessary, distracting and insensitive to start making unfounded declarations at this time when all hands ought to be on deck in tackling the challenges of our nationhood.”

According to the Bauchi lawmaker, his initial decision was to ignore the report since they were utterly baseless but it appeared that the promoters of the fallacy were unrelenting in spreading the falsehood and had succeeded in making it sound believable to the extent that even some conventional and ‘credible’ media platforms were beginning to take it up.

“In order to stop the further spread of this deliberate mischief whose objective is yet to be ascertained, the public is hereby advised to disregard and totally discountenance the purported story and pictures for what they are – handiwork of mischief makers.

“These stories and pictures we understand are being sponsored by officials of the Bauchi State government in their desperate bid to lend credence to the infantile delusions of their principal, captured in his ludicrous postulations that Rt. Hon. Dogara left the PDP just because he was “deceived” by the APC with the promise of a position come 2023.”

The former speaker regretted that the Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed “had publicly alluded to this and has continued to push these narratives all in an effort to malign and disparage the person of Rt. Hon. Dogara and divert attention of the people from issues of poor governance in the state.”

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