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Atiku dismisses report claiming he visited Jang in prison

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has dismissed a report in a national daily and some online news sites that he visited former Plateau governor, Jonah Jang in Jos prison.

A statement from the Atiku Media Office described the media report as false, saying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential hopeful was attending to series of issues in his home state of Adamawa the same day the media claimed he was in the Jos prison to see Jang who was last week reminded on allegations bothering on corruption.

“The report, as it relates to the former Vice President, is false in its entirety and a mere fabrication. For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar has been in Yola, Adamawa State since Thursday for the activities of the 10th Commencement Ceremony and Presidential Inauguration of American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola,” part of the statement reads.

“On Friday, Atiku joined the Yola Ummah at the first Juma’at prayer of this year’s Ramadan at the Yola Central Mosque and later graced the Graduation Awards Ceremony of AUN.

“On Saturday, Atiku attended the 10th graduation ceremony of AUN which was widely reported in the media. The former Vice President arrived in Yola International Airport in the morning of Thursday, 17th May and still remains in Yola till today and could not have been in Jos as being claimed in a section of the media.”