The Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for the Kogi State governorship election, Alhaji Murtala Yakubu Ajaka (Muri) has denied viral reports making the rounds that he’s stepping down ahead of the gubernatorial race.
The SDP candidate who is one of the popular candidates in the governorship contest said this in reaction to a purported letter of withdrawal that began circulating online on November 3, 2023.
In a statement signed by the Director General, New Media MuriSam Campaign Council, Isaiah Davies Ijele revealed that the letter was “false and baseless.”
The statement clarified that the letter was the work of “miscreants” and the “sinking ship” of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Kogi State.
He added that the SDP flag bearer is “the candidate of the people” and “cannot step down for anyone at this point.”
The statement reads, “The fake letter of withdrawal began circulating online on November 3, 2023. The letter claimed that Ajaka had withdrawn from the race and endorsed the APC candidate, Yahaya Bello. The letter was purportedly signed by Ijele and Unekwu, which are lies from the pit of hell.”
Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa States, will be going to the polls to elect new governors on 11 November.