Buhari ‘sympathises’ with APC over loss of Atiku

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari seemed to be in high spirit on Monday when he inaugurated a 30-member new minimum wage committee, seizing the moment to mockingly comment on the resignation of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the ruling APC.

During the inauguration in Abuja, Mr. Buhari, while making routine greetings before his remarks, turned to the national chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, and said “accept my sympathy for losing a senior member of your party”.

Although, Mr. Buhari did not mention any name, Mr. Abubakar is the latest senior member of the APC to have left the party.

Mr. Abubakar last week announced that he was resigning because of the party’s failure to fulfil its promise to Nigerians.

The president joked even more as he read out names of attendees.

“My speech has no name of the CBN governor, but I dare not read it out without addressing the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,” he said.

Also, during a session for group photograph with members of the committee, Mr. Buhari joked with the governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, by wondering how the governor was not “properly dressed” as opposed to his counterpart from Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.

Before a shocked Mr. Aregbesola could recover, Mr. Buhari pointed to the Armed Forces Remembrance emblem on the chest of Mr. Bagudu which was missing on Mr. Aregbesola.


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  • davids

    the president. He always does his job while you do yours if your own hating, opposing him or loving/supporting him. that is the spirit

    • Sam

      Very smart and stubbornly determined old soldier he is.

  • share Idea

    So APC is now Mr Oyegun’s party and no longer Party belonging all all members of APC….Buhari…

    • Sam

      I guess the mans way of addressing issues is too smart for people like you comprehend .

      • share Idea

        Yes – his clueless is a big worry for discerning minds like me while the gullible APC e-mobs like applaud him. Nigeria we hail thee

        • IBRAHIM DAUDA

          Sai Baba.

      • m

        Wow! interesting!!. Buhari has starting learning how to crack jokes like other presidents of civilized nations!. wonderful!!.

        • Malik Isah

          THE JOKE IS ON YOU. PLEASE JUMP

        • Paschal Charles

          Nonsense .Who cares about the useless joke from a murderer .

      • August January

        PMB is known to be ever humorous, but people who don’t like him (maybe you’re one of them though) don’t see anything good in him

    • oyoko

      Your question is better answered in your level of kindergarten class.

    • Tunsj

      Who told you that? I can easily guess that you are a troll.

    • Eluba Inas

      Poor you, you did not grasp it.

      • Suleiman Alatise

        He did, only trying to be mischievous.

  • Daniel

    Wack job president.

    I pity Nigeria.

  • Suleiman Alatise

    Sai Baba.

  • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

    Also, during a session for group photograph with members of the committee, Mr. Buhari joked with the governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, by wondering how the governor was not “properly dressed” as opposed to his counterpart from Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.
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    lool am sure was a good banter, Ogbeni Aregbesola has no time to dress well

  • M-olaniyi Odebode

    Atiku never was at heart an APC member. The party is too clean for a stupendously wealthy man whose source of wealth is a “mystery”. He was in the party briefly in pursuit of his presidential ambition. The APC has lost nothing by his defection. I commend and admire President Buhari’s sense of humor.

  • Otile

    Allah ya ba mu lafia. We did not know that Imam is also a hypocritical mocker, see how he is mocking VP Atiku to death on a talatin.

  • NigerDelta.

    All is design to hoodwink the gullible masses as nothing to show as achievements. [Na apc M.O at work]

  • Isa Adam

    Atiku is a politician and he can not do without playing politic even though he knows he can not defeat buhari in an election but he will want to try his luck as usual, but we can never support Atiku against Buhari in any election

    • tinubuthief

      We can never? Very funny Fulani man. Who are the We you are referring to

  • tinubuthief

    So the Satanic master dey joke too .Wicked man

  • World of Ideas

    President Buhari said “accept my sympathy for losing a senior member of your party”. Just remember he said “your party”. And not “our party”. That shows his true colours. He only used APC to get into power. He is not part of them.