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ATIKU SLAM RUMOUR MONGERS, SAYS HE IS IN DUBAI FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT NOT POLITICAL MEETINGS


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed commitment to the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. He advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to have the same zeal of ensuring success for the Buhari-led APC government.

He dismissed reports that he was holding closed-door political meetings at Burj Al-Arab in Dubai. Atiku said he is currently in Dubai with his family for physiotherapy on his injured knee.

A statement by his media office in Abuja signed by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe quoted the former Vice President as saying that he is embarrassed by the deliberate falsehoods being spread against him by political opponents bent on causing distraction for President Buhari at a time his full attention should be on developing the country.

“Rumour mongers that seek to cause distrust and distraction in Buhari’s government do not mean well for the APC administration. 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, I am preoccupied with my 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,” the statement said.

He further said: “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.”