"Stop Associating Bwala With Me": Atiku Warns Media, Gives Reason

"Stop Associating Bwala With Me": Atiku Warns Media, Gives Reason

  • Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, has warned the media and general public to desist from describing Daniel Bwala as his former aide
  • The former PDP presidential candidate maintained that Bwala was only a spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign organisation in the 2023 election
  • A statement from Atiku's media office said Bwala's job as campaign spokesperson ended after the election, adding that the media should stop referring to him as his aide

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FCT, Abuja - Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said Daniel Bwala was only a former spokesperson of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign organisation in the 2023 general election and not his aide.

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This was made known in a statement from the media office of the former vice president on Tuesday, February 13. The statement said Bwala was never an aide to Atiku.

Atiku Abubakar/Bola Tinubu/Daniel Bwala/PDP/2023 General Election
Atiku distances self from Bwala, speaks on his actual role Photo Credit: Daniel Bwala, Atiku Abubakar
Source: Twitter

Is Daniel Bwala Atiku's aide?

According to the statement, Bwala was hired to be a spokesperson for the Atiku/Okowa campaign organisation, and he held the position during the 2023 presidential campaign, Premium Times reported.

Atiku's media team stated that the need for a presidential campaign spokesperson was terminated after the election ended, and the legal practitioner had moved on with his career.

The statement partly read:

"This, therefore, serves as notice to the media and the interested public to desist from defining Bwala as an ex-aide of Atiku Abubakar. We duly urge the public to henceforth recognize, introduce, and define Daniel by his current vocation and alliance."

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Why did Atiku disown Bwala?

On January 10, 2024, Bwala visited President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Two weeks later, he was seen with the president in France, which stirred controversies about his loyalty to the PDP leader.

But responding, Bwala said the time of politics was over, and it was time for governance, which was why he was ready to support the administration of President Tinubu.

Tinubu hijacks Bwala, PDP chieftain

Legit.ng earlier reported that Tinubu allegedly sought 10 PR experts with national and international sympathies to shape his image.

Rilwan Olanrewaju, a PDP chieftain, who made the claim while speaking with Legit.ng, said Bwala and Reno Omokri were well-suited for the role.

Olanrewaju also said Bwala was never a member of the PDP but was hired to be the spokesperson of Atiku Abubakar during the election.

Source: Legit.ng

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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Legit.ng. Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: bada.yusuf.amoo@corp.legit.ng or call 08161717844

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