Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar has explained the purpose of his visit to the national secretariat of the APC on Monday.
Atiku, through a statement by his Media Office in Abuja on Tuesday, noted that his visit to the party secretariat was not a response to summon by the leadership of the party as widely reported.
Some had alleged Atiku was invited by the party leaders over his recent call for the restructuring of the
country which was widely published in print, online and electronic media.
But Atiku said in the statement: “My visit to the national secretariat of our great party was to rub minds with the party hierarchy, and it was of a routine kind as a chieftain of the party.
“I was neither summoned nor queried by the party on any issue as being speculated. Rather, my visit was at my own behest.
“As a party chieftain, I owe it a duty to my party to appraise challenges within the structures of the party and also proffer suggestions on how to manage those challenges. I urge you all to discountenance any malicious insinuations about my visit to the party secretariat.”