– Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar recently paid a visit to the APC secretariat
– The visit according to sources was related to his 2019 presidential ambition
– While other sources said the visit was due to Atiku’s recent comments on restructuring Nigeria
The race for the 2019 presidential race has begun for former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
To kickstart his presidential ambition, Atiku Abubakar, has visited the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , Chief John Odigie-Oyegun at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, yesterday, Monday, July 18.
Notably, Atiku has not visited the APC secretariat since the last National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in April this year with President Muhammadu Buhari also in attendance.
However, yesterday he came with the full complement of his media team, ignoring journalists who were waiting to interview him
According to Leadership, he entered the national secretariat at 12:50 without prior announcement in the company of the Adamawa state governor, Muhammad Bindow Jibrila. Together they walked straight to the national chairman’s office.
Chief Oyegun met with his visitors behind closed doors for about 20 minutes, then they allowed other national officers into the meeting.
When newsmen sought to know reasons for the sudden visit, it was gathered that Atiku actually came to familiarise himself with the party leaders ahead of the party’s presidential primary in 2019.
Meanwhile, an insider gave another reason for the visi
t The insider who pledged to be anonymous, stated that the party expressed concern over the story attributed to him on restructuring of Nigeria.
According to him, the leadership of the APC told him that they and the presidency were not happy with his position on restructuring. He was told that such matter was what he would have suggested to the party or the presidency as an advice and not speak to the media on it.