Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to remain loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also pledged to continuously support him and make sure he succeeds as leader of the nation.
Atiku on Sunday, June 21, released a statement to address the widespread assertions and insinuations that he connived with Bukola Saraki to undermine the interest of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the National Assembly leadership elections.
In the release issued by his media office in Abuja, Atiku stated that he holds the President in the highest esteem and would never do anything to “jeopardise our hard-earned democracy and constitute a clog in the wheel of the new administration.”
“Not only did Atiku Abubakar congratulate Buhari after his emergence as the presidential candidate of the APC at the party’s national convention in Lagos, he also handed over his best assets to the Buhari Presidential Campaign.”
“The former Vice President enthusiastically handled the diplomatic assignment of seeking endorsement for Dr. Adesina as the President of the African Development Bank on behalf of President Buhari and would be available for any other assignments as the President pleases. Make no mistake about it, Atiku Abubakar holds Buhari in the highest esteem, and would always remain loyal to him, and support him in every endeavour to succeed as president.”
“We, the members of the President’s own family, need to lead in this direction for others to follow for the good of our nation and its peoples. It has become crystal clear even to the blind that the motives of these hatchet men who are desperate to take every available newspaper space is to insult, vilify and calumniate the former vice president.
“We cannot allow liars, denigrators and blackmailers and their sponsors to use Atiku as platform to ingratiate themselves with President Buhari and hijack his presidency under the pretext of loving him more than anyone else. These political ventriloquists are hiding behind the cover of anonymity to achieve their sinister agenda of making Atiku the fall guy in the unfolding political developments.”