Adamawa State Commissioner of Health and one of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s daughters, Fatima Abubakar, on Wednesday, said that she is still in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and has not followed her father to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
She debunked media reports that she had resigned from Governor Jibrilla Bindow’s cabinet with seven other Commissioners.
Her father left the APC last week and moved on to rejoin the PDP, a party he dumped in 2014.
The development has triggered speculation of a looming mass defection from the APC, especially among Atiku’s loyalists in Adamawa State.
Fatima said on Wednesday: “I have not resigned and I am performing my duties as the representative of the Governor on all health matters in the state.”
Fatima, 45, a medical doctor and first child of Atiku, was appointed Commissioner in August 2015.
On Sunday, Atiku returned to the PDP for the third time since 2007 when he left the party after serving eight years on its platform as a Vice President.
The move came a little over a week after he resigned from the ruling party both in his state and at the federal level.
He is expected to contest 2019 presidential election if his recent signals of a possible seeking election bid take hold and if the PDP allows him to fly the flag of the party in that election.