Former Vice President and Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that he has no plan to leave the All Progressives Congress.
In a statement released on Tuesday,, Atiku debunked the rumour that he plans on leaving APC if he does not win the presidential primaries of the party and asked Nigerians to disregard any publication alleging that he would leave the party for either the Labour Party or the Peoples Democratic Movement.
He said he had traced the person behind the rumour to an unnamed member of the APC from the North-East zone, who he said was working for another presidential aspirant from the opposition party.
“This information is not only egregiously false, but our investigations have traced it to a senior APC member from the North-East geo-political zone, who is working to further the presidential ambition of another aspirant within the party.
“He is also known to be working with certain elements in the Peoples Democratic Party. Sadly, the Atiku Media Office has, over the past few months, had to issue a number of rejoinders against falsehoods of such low quality published by the newspaper.
“We, hereby, advise the public to completely disregard any information about Atiku Abubakar on this matter.”
He said that his vow that APC is his last bus stop “still stands as he does not intend to leave the APC for the PDM or any other party.”
While saying that he believed in the ‘change’ message of the APC, he said that the opposition party believed that the party was the force that would enable Nigerians to vote the PDP out of power in 2015.
He said, “He (Atiku) believes that the APC is progress. This change and progress that Nigerians hope for will include a media which can be relied upon to provide the public with factual, unbiased information–without being swayed by the unscrupulous dictates of anyone who can afford to pay for their services.