Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu-Sheriff has denied reports that he is planning to contest the 2023 presidential election.
In a statement issued on Monday by his spokesman, Babandede Isa, the former Borno governor said he is not planning to join the 2023 presidential race.
The former governor said he will be bold to tell Nigerians of his presidential ambition and seek their support without going through the back door if he wants to contest for President.
Modu-Sheriff also distanced himself from the presidential campaign posters in circulation in some parts of the country, saying that the posters were the handiwork of serving Senator
He also accused the senator of making up infantile allegations against him, adding that the lawmaker was behind the recent propaganda that he is into arms dealing.
The politician, however, urged the public to disregard the presidential campaign posters and other allegations against him.
The statement reads: “It has come to the notice of Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff, a former two-term governor of Borno that a serving senator has again, started his propaganda war, insinuating and making up infantile allegations against him.
“This is especially with regards to campaign posters in circulation purporting that Sheriff is running for the presidency in 2023 with a popular politician from the South-South.
“We are fully aware that the serving senator is behind the circulation of the posters and recent propaganda against Sheriff.
“The public should disregard the posters and other allegations against Sheriff that he is into arms dealing because there is no iota of truth in it.
“The posters and allegations against Sheriff should be seen as efforts of a mischief-maker trying to insinuate what is not correct.
“If Ali-Modu Sheriff wants to contest the presidency in 2023, he will be bold to tell Nigerians of his intention and seek their support without going through the back door or doing so by proxy.“
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