Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari and support for his administration remains absolute contrary to insinuations in some quarters.
Atiku made the pledge in a statement issued by Mr Paul Ibe, his spokesman, obtained by the Street Journal on Monday.
It would be recalled that Atiku had in the heat of the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President described the outcome of the National Assembly election for principal officers as resulting from the “interplay of politics which is itself in constant motion.”
Atiku’s reaction to the development which ran against the wish of the APC in its choice of principal officers had drawn the ire of some APC stalwarts who interpreted it as an act of disloyalty to the president and party.
He was also rumoured to be the mastermind of the emergence of Bukola Saraki as Senate President.
According to the statement, the former Vice President reiterated his total loyalty to the incumbent administration and was ready to render his unflinching support at all times to ensure its success.
It said: “Make no mistake about it; Atiku Abubakar holds Buhari in the highest esteem, and would always remain loyal to him, and support him in every endeavour to succeed as president.”
Saraki got a block vote of senators of the opposition People’s Democratic Party to emerge senate president in the election during which 51 APC senators were absent due to a scheduled meeting with Buhari.
Atiku and Saraki had both decamped from the PDP to APC, prior to the 2015 general elections.