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Why I Visited APC Secretariat – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar
Posted: Jul 20, 2016 at 4:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Augustine Adah


Atiku Abubakar former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has explained the purpose of his visit to the national secretariat of the party on Monday.

The Turaki Adamawa, through a press statement by his media office in Abuja on Tuesday noted that his visit to the party secretariat was not a response to summon by the leadership of the party as widely reported.

According to the statement, Atiku said: “My visit to the national secretariat of our great party was to rub minds with the party hierarchy, and it was of a routine kind as a chieftain of the party. “I was neither summoned nor queried by the party on any issue as being speculated. Rather, my visit was at my own behest.

“As a party chieftain, I owe it a duty to my party to appraise challenges within the structures of the party and also proffer suggestions on how to manage those challenges.

“I urge you all to discountenance any malicious insinuations about my visit to the party secretariat, the Turaki Adamawa concluded.” There was insinuation that the former vice-president was summoned by the leadership of the party in connection with his recent comment on restructuring.

Atiku at the unveiling of a book, ‘We are all Biafrans’ written by  Chido Onumah last May  in Abuja called for a restructuring of the Nigerian federation to provide for the aspirations of its component units.  According to former number two man, such restructuring is the only answer to the current agitation for a Biafra Republic.