Atiku Abubakar denies distributing bags of rice ahead of 2019 election

Atiku Abubakar denies distributing bags of rice ahead of 2019 election

- Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's former vice president, denies commencing his 2019 campaign with bags of rice

- Atiku believes that the photographs in circulation are photoshopped

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has cleared the air concerning reports of bags of rice bearing his photographs and inscriptions concerning his plan for 2019.

Atiku, who spoke through his Facebook wall, denied that he had started such campaigns.

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“We've seen this flying around. It's fake. Possibly photoshop.

“Atiku Abubakar owns a feed factory, employing hundreds, not rice. He hasn't commissioned any posters either,” the post stated.

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce also confirmed that the photographs were actually doctored.

"‪I just confirmed that this is a photoshopped image. Really sad the lengths people go to when threatened by another's popularity," he said.

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Atiku is believed to be gunning for the 2019 presidential election with many waiting to see if he will contest against Muhammadu Buhari if the latter decides to seek a second term.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar recently won another massive support ahead of the 2019 general election as he seeks to take over from Buhari.

The Fast Forward Nigeria (FFN) said it is supporting Atiku’s ambition to rule the country as well as his warning and suggestion concerning the need to restructure the country.

The FFN said the former vice president’s suggestion on restructuring was the only way for national cohesion.

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Source: Naija.ng

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