- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that Saraki's presidential poster is fake
- The ruling APC stated that the poster is not real therefore the Nigeria's public should ignore it
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has denied alleged presidential posters of Senator Bukola Saraki.
APC described the banners of Senate President Saraki, which were put on the internet, as “fake and photo- shopped.”
The photo-shopped banners are purportedly calling on Saraki to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Reports have it that Saraki had, during his recent visit to Ilorin, told Nigerians to wait till May, 2018 to know his next political ambition.
The APC, in a statement by its state publicity secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, said: “We had initially chosen to ignore the banner as we believed it was fake, and especially coming from somebody not well known among the supporters of the Senate president.
“However, we later realised with dismay that certain otherwise credible media houses have latched onto the signpost issue and are making news stories out of it.
‘’Before the issue of this fake and photo-shopped banner becomes an object of political mischief, on behalf of Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the Kwara state chapter of the APC, we hereby totally dissociate the Senate president from the fake banner, its contents and whatever it represents.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed February 16, 2019, as the date for the next presidential election in the country.
The INEC national commissioner in charge of the south-west, Solomon Soyebi, made the announcement at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, March 9.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of a Nigerian man lamenting bitterly how he regreted voting for the All Progressives Congress in the last elections: