President Muhamadu Buhari has not endorsed anyone as candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ekiti in 2019, his special adviser on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has said.
Ojudu, a former senator who is also believed to be eyeing the seat of power in the state, said President Buhari will not endorse anyone.
Instead, he said, the president has allowed all the contenders to go out and sell themselves to the people.
In a lengthy interview with Daily Independent, Ojudu said: “Anybody who knows President Muhammadu Buhari will tell you that he is a very fair person. He is not a kind of person who will want to impose somebody.
“That tells you that it is a big lie from the pit of hell. Even, in matters involving the APC and the PDP, President Buhari has not been partial.
“He has said that anyone contesting should go out there and canvass, make his viewpoints known; go there and sell yourself and your programmes. The electorate will then decide.
“Buhari can only support the candidate after he has won the ticket of the party at the primary.
“If anybody tells you that Buhari is sponsoring him, or he has endorsed him or the national headquarter of the party has endorsed him is lying.
“I do not believe that. I am in a position to know. I am not a baby in the party. I am in a position to know. The president has not discussed this with anybody. He has not endorsed anybody,” he said.
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Continuing, he added: “What he wants us to do is: go out there and sell yourself. And let the party members choose the person that is better, or the best as the flag bearer of the party.
“After that, the president can say, as a party man, as a leader of the party, he will support the candidate that will emerge. Anything other than that is not true.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported Senator Babafemi Ojudu revealed that the All Progressives Congress is fully prepared for the 2019 general elections.
Ojudu, in an interview with Daily Independent, said the mammoth crowd which welcomed President Buhari recently in Kano is evidence enough to show that the party still had the support of many Nigerians.
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