One of the spokespersons of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Senator Dino Melaye, on Monday said reports that his principal is retiring from politics and joining hands with Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the president-elect, is “a malicious lie”.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Melaye who totally quashed the rumours also vowed that the former vice-president would emerge Nigeria’s next leader.
“The malicious lie and propaganda going round that Atiku is retiring from politics and joining hand with Tinubu is a terrible lie from the pit of hell and should be disregarded.
“Light and darkness don’t relate.
“Nigerians should be rest assured that Atiku is coming very soon,” Melaye wrote on his known Twitter handle.
This newspaper reports that Atiku, 76, has contested unsuccessfully for the presidency five times.
The emerged runner-up in the last two editions of the general elections, flying the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).