The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and an Atiku’s presidential campaign group, Atiku mandate, has denied media report that former vice President, Atiku Abubakar, would kick-off his presidential campaign from Lagos State on Wednesday, stressing that it was unaware of such move.
There were widespread media reports last weekend, stating that the newly turbaned Waziri of Adamawa, would kick-off his presidential campaigns from Lagos on Wednesday November 28 for the Southwest geo-political zones.
While Kano would hold on December 1, for Northwest, Enugu December 5, for Southeast, Ilorin December 8 for North-central zone, Port-Harcourt December 12, South-south and Bauchi December 15 for Northeast.
Atiku, the report further stated, was also expected to start a marathon state campaign shuttle from Sokoto on December 18.
But the chairman of the PDP in the state, Dominic Agboola, in an interview with Business day Monday, denied such report, stating that the party was unaware of any plan to host Atiku and his campaign team in the state on Wednesday.
Dominic stated that the campaigns schedules of the former Vice president has not been released, adding that party was however ready to start full campaign in the state ahead of the next year’s general elections.
“We are not aware of Atiku coming to Lagos to campaign on Wednesday, it has not been finalised, his campaign schedule have not been released and I have not seen it.
“But campaigns for next year’s elections have begun and we are ready for the campaigns”. Dominic said.
Also speaking in similar vein, national chairman one of an Atiku’s campaign group, Atiku mandate and a member of Atiku’s strategy media campaign committee, Lawal Tunde, denied knowledge of the former vice president visit to the state, stressing that no decision had been taken on his campaign schedules.