Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has denied reports in the media that he has declared for the 2019 Presidency.

Atiku, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, took to his Twitter account to describe the reports as “fake news.”

He had been quoted by reports as 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.

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“I have the vision, the courage, the experience to lead this country. It is time to give back. I am ready to serve.

“Atiku…Nation on a rescue mission, Proudly Atikunation, we walk together; Nigeria of our dream, think Atiku; Atikunation 2019, if not Atiku then who?”

He posted two tweets in response to the rumors.