Atiku denies hosting 2019 political meetings in Dubai

A 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 knee.

A press statement released by his media office in Abuja on Sunday and signed by his Media Adviser, 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 explained 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 administration.

The former Vice President says with the challenge 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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  • SAM .A

    Rumor or no rumor, mischief maker or no mischief maker, ill motivated or healthy motivated , it is high time for this guy to give up an ambition to rule Nigeria again like IBB, because he is part of decadent past. We shall be looking forward for a clean guy, younger and intelligent to take over from PMB, not rotten old cargoes, or greedy,prodigal sons. We definetly have both in abundance .

  • Maria Darego

    These rumours are the handiwork of former President Jonathan!!!!!

    • emmanuel

      You are a mental case. Nigeria is almost dead because of 2019, which Buhari is culpable of already. All his appointments, including the Chair, INEC were done for that purpose.

  • Holy truth

    If d UAE had embezzled d funds to develop their country in all areas, including medically will atiku & looters of Nigerians’ money be able to go & enjoy d state of the arts & world class medical facilities in dat country? Shame on all of u, God will surely punish all of u dat deprived d common Nigerians d basic facilities dey are entitled to.while u stole their money & start globetrotting to enjoy d facilities u deprived dem of. God will increase ur pains bcos all of had inflicted pains on d commoners by depriving dem basic social Rights.

  • Romberg

    In my opinion, you are actually better than Buhari. If you are strategising, I will support it. No one expects you to own up now, but we know you’d have a golden chance is you really worth your salt as a politician.

    • AAyaro

      Obviously…. Until Nigerians learn how to appreciate what they have in hand then the country will be salvage… Yes, if it’s Atiku to day you will lament same.

  • Mama Kay

    Atiku, hold all the meetings you like, Nigerians have rejected you and your likes. With the help of God and PVC, elections will never be rigged again in Nigeria.

    God will help Buhari to salvage this country and people like you will belong to the dustbin of rubbish greedy thieves who ruined Nigeria.

    Never again will Nigeria be ruled by greedy pigs pretending to be leaders by the grace of God.

  • All Trust

    And the man who is aspiring to become Nigeria’s president has gone to receive ”common physiotherapy” from outside Nigeria. Even Atiku’s Nigeria cant boast of a physiotherapist competent enough to offer physical therapy care to Mr Atiku. And, he is not ashamed telling us thats what he is in Dubai for!! Yeye man

    • Sword of Damocles

      i am happy some Nigerians see the “trees from the forest”. Some Nigerians indeed do have INCISIVE cognitive skills, you deduced the most IMPORTANT conclusions to be reached.

  • Anyone that believes this political prostitute needs a psychiatric service.

  • olu_kay

    Atiku the useless thief was indicted in Siemens and Halliburton bribery scandal.

    • Mr. Abdin

      That is why Atiku will always triump over his political opponent.

  • Babawale

    Honestly speaking I don’t understand what the likes of Atiku are doing in APC because their political ideology is not actually what the party stands for. Atiku is a pure capitalist while the most prominent ideology of APC tend to be social democracy. Though APC is a big tent party accommodating all manners of ideologies, I still see Atiku and his cohorts breaking away from the APC. The only problem is that he likes mainstream politics. He cannot play opposition now, it is too earky for him.

  • Mr. Abdin

    Atiku remain a political gladiator that always has a political agenda that will remain relevant and that is all those people trying to cause unnecessary political drama will never succeed. As going to Dubai for a private visit is not a sin.

    • olu_kay

      Atiku is a curse on the world,useless corrupt vermin.I hope he returns all is loot and pays for his crime against the country.

  • Baba Jada

    Former Vice President and chieftain of the APC Alh Atiku Abubakar is right to distance himself from the schemes of frustrated political mischief makers trying to distract the administration of president Muhammadu Buhari. This is yet another plot of the enemies of Change designed to divide and distract the APC from fulfilling its promise to Nigerians. This plan of theirs has failed spectacularly and should be exposed for what it is.

  • smart G

    We need details.
    How many visitors did Atiku receive in Dubai? Zero?…. Naaaa
    Does he have ambition in 2019…. Yessss
    Will APC give hm chance ……Nooo
    He has to hang on to APC till then otherwise EFCC will dust his files.

  • sir Oscie

    Bad belle people allow Turaki enjoy his holiday and medical treatment.
    Anyway it’s a good thing people are talking about you sir, it’s shows that you’re still a very important figure politically and otherwise but mischief makers/political opponent should understand that the former vice president has stated countless time that he’s fully in support of the APC/Buhari Presidency and will do all in his power to see the present administration succeed.
    Long live Turaki Nigeria

  • ijelejames

    This guy was Vice President to obasanjo and they looted the country when Nigeria was earning a lot on crude oil. They could not build any reputable international standard hospital for Nigerians. But now he is in Dubai for treatment for a broken knee. Illiterate money-miss-road looters. Very soon they will all be traveling to treat senility and craziness. Cave men! Nonsense.

  • Nkem

    You know, this Atiku, he has an American wife named Jennifer, they had a family house in Maryland, then suddenly, they just took off. The entire clan. But, what do you know? Like they say, Dubai may just be the new America for the Atiku family. Plus, you know how it is with roving bandits – from God-knows-where to no man’s land Niger-area, to God’s own America, now Dubai and then to who knows where.
    Last time Atiku was asked why he had not traveled to the US in a while and, listen to this – he said that in in fact he was about travelling to America a few weeks to the election, but that it was at the airport hos attention was called to the fact that his visa had expired and that he didn’t notice earlier because he had not used it for a while. Imagine such horse crap from a man who almost became president of this country. And, trust our brown envelope journalists, they just smiled and applauded, then left with the golden handshake. Besides, it is still surprises me that our journalists, who claim so much bravery and so much self-righteousness when it is convenient, have all conspired to be silent that this man, who still want to be our president, and may well be so in the very corruption driven Nigerian political terrain, is a serial fraudster wanted in America.

  • MushinSpeaks

    The APC government will surely deliver on the CHANGE agenda not minding distractions which are bound to happen. Buhari will not fail but succeed in the mission to make Nigeria better.

  • Nuorah

    Please leave Atiku to enjoy his holidays