Atiku reaffirms his loyalty to President Buhari and APC

Buhari and Atiku
Former vice president Atiku
Abubakar has reacted to reports that he and Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo
state where forming a union to takeover power from the ruling All Progressives
Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential poll. 

In a statement by his media
adviser, Paul Ibe, Atiku said the report represent the features of a political
hatchet job planted by his opponents who are desperately trying to invent
events. Atiku claims the report is also aimed at drawing a wedge between him
and President Buhari on one hand and the APC leadership on the other hand.

He said: “The report was an
incompetent product of fiction, so shallow and vacuous that even its authors
could not validate its credibility with reliable and verifiable sources. “Some
people of bad faith trying tooth and nail to spread the seeds of discord in the
party, and destroy the much needed unity, harmony and cohesion, which are the
pillars of strength for every political organisation.”

The statement also stated that
despite all the smear campaigns and reputation lynching and sponsored
falsehoods, Atiku’s loyalty to President Buhari and the APC leadership would
not be shaken an inch. According to Ibe, Atiku “would ordinarily have ignored
the malicious report, but he chose to react, lest his silence would be mistaken
as an admission of the falsehoods published against him.” Reports had emanated
that the key figures in the ruling APC are mulling what a source called ‘a
strong third force’.

While Atiku belongs to the APC,
Mimiko is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and indeed, a key figure in the
resolution of the crisis in the opposition party.

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