While former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 elections, one of his daughters, Fatima Atiku-Abubakar, who is the Adamawa Commissioner of Health, has said she has not followed her father out of the ruling APC.
Why it matters: The Sun Newspaper had reported that Fatima had stepped down as the Commissioner, alongside seven others, citing loyalty to Atiku.
“I have not resigned and I am performing my duties as the representative of H.E the Governor on all health matters in the state,” Ms Atiku-Abubakar said according to Premium Times.
Fatima Atiku-Abubakar, 45, is the first child of Abubakar.
One of the other Commissioners – Land and Survey – Yayaji Mijinyawa, who was listed amongst those that purportedly resigned, also said he hasn’t resigned.
“It’s not true,” he said.