By Suleiman Idris, Abuja
Attahiru Bafarawa, former Governor of Sokoto State says he has not decided to run for the 2019 presidential election noting that he has not authorized anybody to produce any campaign materials on his behalf in that respect.
Bafarawa said in a statement he personally signed and issued in Abuja on Friday that he is still consulting with his family, friends and political associates on his political ambition.
He said he has been informed of some people who wanted him to contest the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and “have printed posters and produced other campaign materials with my name and photographs.”
While appreciating those doing the campaign on his behalf, Bafarawa said he would communicate his decision to Nigerians in a public forum if and when he decides to contest the 2019 presidential election.
The statement reads in full:
It has come to my attention that some people whose desires is for me to contest the presidential primaries of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have printed posters and produced other campaign materials with my name and photographs. I am told that these materials have been distributed in some Nigerian cities including Abuja.
While I am appreciative of the wishes of these Nigerians who deem me worthy to lead our country, I have yet to make a decision to contest for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
I am still consulting with my family, friends and associates. Therefore, I have not authorized anyone to produce any campaign materials or display same at any event or venue.
If and when I decide to contest the 2019 presidential race I shall communicate my decision to Nigerians in a public forum.
Until then, I shall spend my time in prayers and consultation. I urge all those who wish me well to do the same. All power belongs to God.
God bless our great party and God bless Nigeria.