Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has distanced himself
from Daniel Bwala, who formerly served as a spokesperson for his campaign in
last year’s presidential election.
According to a statement issued by his media office on
Tuesday, Atiku clarified that Bwala’s association with him was limited to
serving as a spokesperson for his presidential campaign from 2022 to early
2023. Atiku emphasised that Bwala was not, and has never been, his aide beyond
this specific role.
“It is important that the media and the general public take
corrective note of defining Mr Daniel Bwala as an aide to His Excellency Atiku
Abubakar. Bwala offered his services and support to the Atiku/Okowa
Presidential Campaign Organisation as a spokesperson – and it was a position he
held during the last presidential campaign,” the statement reads in part.
Recall that Bwala had expressed his willingness to work in
the Tinubu administration and went on to meet with the President in Paris,
After the meeting, Bwala shared a message of hope from
Posting on X, Bwala wrote: “It was a pleasure to meet with
the father of the nation, @officialABAT President Bola Tinubu, in Paris today.
He continues to share his thoughts and demonstrate his passion to lead Nigeria
out of the woods.”
That was his second meeting with the Nigerian leader, having
met him earlier at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Following an uproar, Bwala disclosed that he informed Atiku
about his decision before visiting the president.