Atiku Meets with APC Governor amid Buhari's Visit, Photos Emerge

Atiku Meets with APC Governor amid Buhari's Visit, Photos Emerge

  • Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria, met with Katsina state governor Dr Dikko Umar Radda on Saturday at the Emir of Daura's palace
  • The meeting came on the sidelines of Atiku's visit to former President Muhammadu Buhari at his Daura residence
  • The meeting has sparked speculation about Atiku's political ambitions ahead of the 2027 general elections journalist Nurudeen Lawal has 8 years of experience covering Presidential Administrations

Daura, Katsina state—Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, met with Dr Dikko Umar Radda, the governor of Katsina state, on Saturday, June 22.

According to AbdulRasheed Shehu, Atiku's special assistant on broadcast media, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain met with Governor Radda, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the palace of the Emir of Daura.

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Former VP Atiku Abubakar met with Dr Dikko Umar Radda, the governor of Katsina state, on Saturday, June 22. Photo credit: @Rasheethe
Source: Twitter
"H.E. Atiku Abubakar also had the pleasure of meeting with Dr Dikko Umar Radda, the Executive Governor of Katsina State, at Emir’s Palace in Daura, Katsina State," Shehu posted on X after his initial post announcing his principal's visit to former President Muhammadu Buhari.

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy! reports that Atiku said he visited the former president at his Daura residence on Saturday to pay Sallah homage.

The visit has, however, sparked further speculation about his political ambitions ahead of the 2027 general elections.

Nigerians react as Atiku meets APC governor

Atiku's meeting with Governor Radda, an APC governor, may have further fuelled the political speculations.

Ayoola Benson Oluwashina, @ayoola_benson, said:

"What is cooking here? Pressure ti wa (meaning; there is pressure)"

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Jacob Akoh Emmanuel, @JACOB_EML, said:

"I will prefer Atiku to pick Sowore as VP in 2027 than Peter Obi because I don't trust that man."

Sulaiman Yusuf, @sulaimanymahmud, said:

"Atiku is always democratic."

Abdulhamid usman maina kaina, @Abdulmkaina, said:

"Daddy is cooking something delicious."

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In a related development, Atiku, on Wednesday, June 19, visited former Heads of State, Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, in Minna, Niger state, where he paid Sallah homage to the former leaders.

The meetings have sparked reactions from Nigerians, with some seeing it as a move by Atiku to form alliances ahead of the 2027 election.


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Nurudeen Lawal (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) Nurudeen Lawal is an AFP-certified journalist with a wealth of experience spanning over 8 years. He received his B/Arts degree in Literature-in-English from OAU. Lawal is the Head of the Politics/CA Desk at, where he applies his expertise to provide incisive coverage of events. He was named the Political Desk Head of the Year (Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award 2023). He is also a certified fact-checker (Dubawa fellowship, 2020). Contact him at or +2347057737768.