- Taminu Turaki has denied stepping down for another PDP presidential aspirants, Bukola Saraki
- A report emerging from the venue of the convention had confirmed that the former Jonathan's minister had stepped down
- But in a swift reaction, Turaki's camp denied the report, confirming the former minister is still in the race
- NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the minister had stepped down
Taminu Turaki, a PDP presidential aspirant and ex-minister under former president Goodluck Jonathan's administration, said he did not stepped down for the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, at the party's National Convention holding in Port Harcourt.
Turaki said he did not give up his ambition during the ongoing party's national convention in Port Harcourt.
A report emerging from the venue of the convention had earlier confirmed that the former Jonathan's minister had stepped down.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported the PDP's National Convention started on Saturday, October 6 and is expected to end tomorrow, Sunday, October 7.
The opposition party's bigwigs and delegates are in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital for the make or mar convention and presidential primary where they will elect the presidential candidate that will be slugging it out with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
In a related development, delegates, food vendors, traders in various consumables, stickers and caps set up canopies around the Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium, venue of the 2018 national convention of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
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Some of the delegates have also been sleeping in vehicles parked within the open spaces around the stadium since October 5.
Similarly, posters of the 13 aspirants jostling for the party’s presidential ticket at the convention conspicuously adorned streets leading to the stadium.
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