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Buhari Dismisses Atiku's US Ban Claim

Buhari Dismisses Atiku's US Ban Claim

Ekeremadu, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu, on Sunday, was reacting to the defection of the former vice president from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP. "So where is the weight?" the presidential aide questioned.

The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has welcomed the return of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to the party.

In earlier reaction to Atiku's departure from APC, Makarfi said, "He is a Nigerian and Nigeria's constitution gives him the right to choose the party of his choice". However, while I still see a lot of influx into the APC, I see a trickle into the PDP, the lawmaker said.

Explaining his choice of the medium for the announcement, Atiku said, "I want to reach as many of our young people as possible". "I applied, but wasn't issued a visa", added the former Vice President. I have thought of it.

Local analysts say Abubakar's return to PDP is not a good omen for the ruling party, which insists that his resignation has not affected its vote bank. "The President also knows that the ban on politics has not been lifted; so, he is not going to come out to wallow in the mud of 'he said, she said", Onochie said.

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He said the complaints he had with the PDP under which he was vice president from 1999 to 2007, had been resolved, laying the groundwork for his return.

On whether Atiku's exit from the APC has any effect on Buhari, she said: "The president is not perturbed at all, he is not moved in any way".

He had declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2011 but also lost to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The party called on all its members still in the APC or other parties as well as others frustrated in the party to return.


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