The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the former National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande’s statement on the next presidential election was not the position of the party.

The ruling party, through its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi made this known to newsmen on Saturday.

Akande, while briefing newsmen after a meeting of the leadership of the APC in the South West, said President Muhammadu Buhari has not declared to run for the second term.

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Abdullahi observed that though he was not a party to the meeting where Akande made the statement, it does not represent the position of the party in any way.

He said: “I have read the statement credited to Baba Akande, but I did not see anywhere he said that there is no automatic ticket for anybody.

“What I read, since I was not in the meeting, was that he said that the President can come from any part of the country and that Mr President has not said he will run in 2019. Those are the two key things he said. I cannot remember reading where he said that there will be no automatic ticket for Mr President in 2019.

“I can only speak on the fact available before me and the fact available before me was that Baba Akande said that Mr President has not declared to run for the second term and that to me is a statement of fact.”

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