Atiku’s Daughter, Fatima Finally Speaks On Returning To APC

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Fatima, a daughter of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed speculation she took part in the ongoing membership revalidation exercise of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

This was in a statement she signed and made available to newsmen on Wednesday.

Fatima said her membership of the APC in the past, was informed by the need to participate in then APC-led government of Umaru Bindo in Adamawa state as a commissioner.

“Contrary to media reports, I did not revalidate my membership of the APC.

“In 2015 when I was appointed as commissioner of Health in Adamawa State, I had to join the ruling party in my state. It was a requirement for the opportunity to serve.

“Since the conclusion of my duty tour as commissioner, I am now into private practice, with no affiliation to any political party.

“I was, however, taken aback to read of my purported revalidation of APC membership.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I did not revalidate any membership of APC which was necessitated by my call to service in 2015.

“Indeed, I have been in Abuja, never travelled to Jada where the purported revalidation was said to have taken place and never filled a form nor signed any document. The signature appended to the document in circulation is not my signature.

“Please discountenance any report that claims that I revalidated my membership of APC,” the statement read.

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