This is a press statement from former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
through Mazi Paul Ibe, the media Adviser to former Vice President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria,
Former Vice President and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC)
Atiku Abubakar advises political mischief makers to allow him enjoy his
peace and desist from sinister propaganda designed to draw a wedge
between him and President Muhammadu Buhari, in order to cause needless
distrust and distractions in the President’s government.
Reacting to insinuations by what he called “political mischief makers
and enemies of unity”, who alleges that he has been hosting political
meetings at Burj Al-Arab, Dubai, the former Vice President says contrary
to the rumours being bandied around by political opponents, he is
currently in Dubai with his family for physiotherapy on his injured
A press statement released by his media office in Abuja on Sunday, 27
December 2015 and signed by his Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe says the
former Vice President is embarrassed by the deliberate falsehoods being
spread against him by political opponents who are bent on causing
distraction for President Buhari at a time all energies should be
channelled into helping the President actualise his change agenda.
Describing rumour mongers as “ill-motivated busybodies that don’t wish
the country well”, the Turaki Adamawa explains that his medical
treatment is his private affairs, which should not be politicised by
anybody to achieve sinister objectives.
Atiku Abubakar says he is entitled to enjoy his private life, including
the right to attend to his health, without being harassed and lied
against by political opponents.
Contrary to the insinuations by political opponents, the former Vice
President says the success of the Buhari administration has been his
preoccupation, and that any true APC member should have the same zeal.
According to him, rumour mongers that seek to cause distrust and
distraction in Buhari’s government do not mean well for the APC
The former Vice President says with the challenges of providing good
governance for the country and creating job opportunities for Nigerians,
including reducing the impact of poverty, President Buhari needs all
the goodwill and support in this endeavour.
“Whether at home or abroad, the Turaki is preoccupied with his
unassailable support to President Buhari and his administration,
especially in this critical time, as it works assiduously to turn the
fortunes of our dear country around and make Nigeria work for the
greater good of Nigerians”.
According to Atiku, rumour mongers and mischief makers are toxic to the
progress of the APC and the country at large, adding that the campaigns
are gone, and therefore, all energies should be constructively devoted
to the success of the Buhari administration.
“This is yet another plot of the enemies of our country and democracy to
divide, divert attention and distract the APC in its avowed commitment
to secure the country, provide jobs for the mass of unemployed youths,
build needed critical infrastructure, enthrone a regime of probity and
accountability and pull the country out of the economic woods it has
been consigned to by locust years of mismanagement.”
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