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.