Atiku denies forming new party, pledges loyalty to Buhari

Atiku denies forming new party, pledges loyalty to Buhari
August 01 05:58 2016

Former Vice President and chieftain of the All
Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar has described as “a load of hogwash” newspaper report
(not Thinkers) alleging that he has formed a new
political platform under which he would run for
President in 2019, with Ondo State Governor Segun
Mimiko as his running mate.

According to
statement signed by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, “the report bears all the features of a
political hatchet job planted by his opponents who have
desperately tried to invent events in order to draw a
wedge between him and President (Muhammadu)
Buhari on one hand and APC leadership as a whole”.

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.”
The statement alerts Nigerians and APC leadership to
the existence of “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.

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The statement was quick to add that despite all these
smear campaigns and reputation lynching and
sponsored falsehoods, the Turaki Adamawa’s loyalty to
President Buhari and the APC leadership would not be
shaken an inch.
”Atiku would ordinarily have ignored the malicious
report, but says he chose to react, lest his silence
would be mistaken as an admission of the falsehoods
published against him.