By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
A former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has debunked suggestion and form of friction between him and the leadership of the party.In a statement issued on his behalf by his media office on Tuesday, he explained the purpose of his visit to the national secretariat of the APC on Monday, saying it was a routine one based on his personality as a leader within the party.
According to the former vice president, his visit to the party secretariat was not a response to summon by the leadership of the party as widely reported, saying rather â€œMy 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.
â€œI was neither summoned nor queried by the party on any issue as being speculated. Rather, my visit was at my own behest.
â€œAs 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.