The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly North Central Nigeria, Engr Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, has denied reports on his purported gubernatorial ambition ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He also denied supporting the 2023 Kwara North Agenda regarding the governorship contest.
Danladi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulkadir Yusuf emphasised his support for the second term ambition of the incumbent state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
The Speaker in the statement also described the reports as a cooked-up story by a faceless group or individual.
“To start with, the last time the Speaker Engr.
Danladi-Salihu visited Baruten was in the first week of December during the annual Gani festival and subsequent receipt of scores of the members of the opposition into the fold of the ruling party, the APC.
Therefore, Speaker Danladi did not hold any meeting with anyone in Baruten or elsewhere on the 2023 Kwara North Agenda.
We challenge the purveyor of the fake news to prove this wrong” the statement added.
It explained further that the position of the Speaker concerning the agitation of the 2023 Kwara North Agenda is clear and simple, so any attempt to drag his name into it unnecessarily to heat the polity or create artificial tension in the political space should be outrightly disregarded.
2023: Kwara Assembly Speaker Denies Gubernatorial Ambition