A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged his loyalty and support to President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Abubakar’s pledge is contained in a statement on Sunday by his media office.
“Make no mistake about it Atiku Abubakar holds Buhari in the highest esteem, and would always remain loyal to him, and support him in every endeavour to succeed as president,” the statement signed by the head of the media team, Paul Ibe, said.
Mr. Abubakar’s pledge comes amidst rumours that he was a mastermind of the emergence of Bukola Saraki as the senate president. Mr. Saraki, who like Mr. Abubakar is a member of President Buhari’s All Progressives Congress, APC, emerged senate president contrary to wish of his party. He got a block support of opposition senators of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to emerge senate president at an election were 51 APC senators were absent due to a scheduled meeting with Mr. Buhari.