Following reports that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had declared his intention to run for President in 2019, he has come out to debunk the news.

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has described the video making rounds on social media that he has publicly declared his intention to contest in the 2019 Presidential election as ‘fake news.’

He was seen in the video saying that he is ready to lead the country. In the video, Atiku is seen saying: “I am Atiku Abubakar, the poor boy from Jada, Adamawa state. I am a true democrat, a believer in the rule of law and a fighter for justice and equity. I believe in this country.

“If we work together under a focused and visionary leadership, we will make this country a stable and prosperous nation. I have the vision, the courage, the experience to lead this country. It is time to give back. I am ready to serve.”

However, while debunking the news, Atiku wrote on Twitter: “This #FakeNews is breaking across so many media channels, I’m wondering who sent it to them #Smile.”

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