By Olumide Bajulaiye in Abuja
Former Vice President and chieftain of the All progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, has denied knowledge of the groups of politicians who announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday.
Claiming they were up to 120 groups formerly pro-Atiku, the group, at an elaborate ceremony at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, said they were now in PDP to work for President Jonathan’s re-election.
The event was attended by top government functionaries and PDP chieftains including Federal Capital Territory Minister, Senator Bala Muhammed, PDP Deputy National Chairman Uche Secondus, .and Political Adviser to the President, Prof. Rufa’i Ahmed.
But the former vice president, in a statement by his Media Office in Abuja, said he remains a committed member of the APC and urged that the purported defections of these groups be discountenanced.