Abuja - Former Vice President and prominent member of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, quashed media reports alleging former military head of state, Mohammadu Buhari, is a religious fundamentalist.
He described the report as a "mischievous attempt" by political opponents of the APC to cause discord within the ranks of the opposition party.
“I have read recent reports in newspapers and on social media, calling my fellow APC leader, and statesman, General Buhari, a religious fundamentalist. I would like to state categorically that those reports are patently false," Abubakar said.
"The report clearly is a mischievous attempt by obvious political opponents of the APC and the PDP media, seeking to cause discord within the ranks of the party, especially supporters of General Buharim”
He referred supporters of the party to his Sallah statement where he commended the former military head of state for his support of internal democracy in APC.
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“For clarity, I would refer our supporters to the full text of my Sallah statement - General Buhari did not feature in that statement by name or innuendo. I have also recently commended General Buhari's support of internal democracy in our party, APC."
He said his statement in that regard still stood.
"I am committed to support whichever candidate the delegates of our great party elect to carry the flag of our party into the 2015 presidential elections. General Buhari has committed to do same, and this is where our commitment stands,” Abubakar stated.
The ex-vice president added that his campaign was committed to a clean race, run on issues and ideas to create a Nigeria for all.
“We have no reason to change from this path” he said.
- CAJ News