Buhari sympathises with Oyegun over Atiku’s exit from APC

Ebun Francis || President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday broke his silence over the exit of the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar from the ruling party by express his sympathy to Chief John Oyedun, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The President conveyed his position to Chief Oyegun while acknowledging dignitaries that witnessed the inauguration of the Ama Pepple-led National Minimum Wage Committee in Abuja.

President Buhari while acknowledging the APC national chairman at the event, said, “Accept my sympathy for losing a senior member of your party.”

While the President did not mention the Adamawa politician by name, it was obvious that he was referring to Atiku who announced his resignation from the APC on Friday.

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Atiku had while announcing his exit from the ruling party in a statement described APC as a dying party that has failed Nigerians.

The former vice-president was one of those who contested the party’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2015 general, is expected to be one of the front-runners in the 2019 Presidential election.