Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has explained the purpose of his visit to the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, at the secretariat of the party recently.
In a statement by his media office in Abuja yesterday, Atiku denied that his visit to the party secretariat was 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 a kind routine for a chieftain of the party.
“I was neither summoned nor queried by the party on any issue as is 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.”