Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied media reports the party had abandoned an elderly supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the ruling party, Haj Maitalle Tara Koko, the 92-year-old woman is “well catered for.”
APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab S-Bagugu, a medical doctor, had personally taken charge of Haj Maitalle's welfare.
Mohammed said since the woman suffered a mild stroke while returning from Abuja where she witnessed the swearing-in of President Buhari, she was admitted and treated at the Sir Yahaya General Hospital in Birnin Kebbi.
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”When she was discharged from the hospital after 10 days, she was taken to her home town of Koko, where she has been under the care of the resident medical officer, Dr Kola, who reviews her condition and ensures she gets physiotherapy, in addition to being in constant touch with the Consultant in Birnin Kebbi, Dr Abubakar Dakingari,” said Mohammed.
He said since Haj Maitalle returned to her home in Koko, the Governor and the First Lady had contacted her.
“The First Lady has personally visited her three times, the Governor and Sen. Aliero once each and the House of Representatives member from her constituency over four times,” said Mohammed.
He thus criticised the publication that wrote the story.
“The story of Haj. Maitalle's purported abandonment is a figment of the imagination of the fellow who wrote it.”
- CAJ News