Kogi NNPP Senatorial Candidate Denies Withdrawal From Race
Ishaq Dan-Imam, Lokoja
The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) Kogi West Senatorial candidate, for the 2023 general elections, Hon. Abubakar Ibuku Muhammed Bukky, says he’s still in the race.
Bukky, who spoke against the backdrop of the false reports in social media that he had withdrawn from the Kogi West Senatorial race, said he is fully in the race, working tirelessly to emerge victorious.
In a statement, Mr. Bukky dismissed the rumours being spread by ‘political enemies’ who according to him, are threatened by his rising political profile across the senatorial District.
He described as mischievous reports that he had withdrawn from the race and accused those behind the reports of being jittery of his growing popularity, acceptance as a dominant figure in the political space since his nomination as the flag bearer of the NNPP.
The statement reads: “ I want to use this medium to appealed to our teaming supporters to ignore the sponsored lies by some candidates to distract us from our quest to provide quality representation in the national assembly come 2023.
“Contrary to their mischievous fabrications against the widely accepted senatorial ambition of Hon Bukky, we restate for the pleasure of progressive minded people of Kogi West, that the falsehood trending currently in social media that I, Hon Abubakar Ibuku Muhammed Bukky has dropped my ambition to run for Kogi West senatorial is nothing but falsehood.
“It is understandable that my entrance into the senatorial race to compete against the so- called “Big Names” has become the major subject of discussion among political groups as my entrance has caused panic in the opposition as we remain resolute to change the political narrative of Kogi West politics.
“The withdrawal reports are mere handiwork of politicians who are intimidated by the experience and massive support we have gained since my emergence as the NNPP flagbearer”, Bukky said.
He appealed to all his supporters not entertain fear, but rather ignore the falsehoods of the opponents as he is working tirelessly to emerge as the senator representing Kogi West senatorial District come 2023.