Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC, Atiku Abubakar has denied a media report alleging that he was on Monday queried by the leadership of his party over his recent call for the restructuring of the country. In a statement issued by his Media Office Tuesday in Abuja, the Turaki Adamawa noted that his visit to the party secretariat was not 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 of a routine kind as a chieftain of the party. “I was neither summoned nor queried by the party on any issue as 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”, he concluded. A national paper (not Vanguard) had reported that the former vice president was summoned to the party secretariat to answer queries regarding his public calls for restructuring. Vanguard recalls that Mr Abubakar, was on Monday locked in an hour-long closed door meeting with the leadership of his party, the All Progressives Congress APC, a move party insiders said was not unconnected with the challenges facing the country and political permutations for 2019.