Ahead of the November 11 governorship election in Kogi state, candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alhaji Murtala Ajaka, has denied stepping down from the race.
In a statement signed by the Director General, New Media, MuriSam Campaign Council, Isaiah Davies Ijele debunked reports that the SDP candidate has collapsed his gubernatorial structure with that of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Recall that a purported letter of withdrawal started to circulate online on November 3, 2023.
However, Ijele said the letter was “false and baseless, adding that it was the work of “miscreants” and the “sinking ship” of the ruling party in Kogi state.
He said the report was nothing but a figment of the imagination of mischievous people to cause disaffection against the party at this stage of the race.
“Murtala Yakubu Ajaka is the candidate of the people and cannot step down for anyone at this point. It is already beyond him; Ajaka is the movement of the people as ordained by God,” he said.