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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has responded to a photo circulating online of him eating with some young girls where it was alleged that the gathering was a strategy for 2019 elections.

The photo which was shared online on Thursday had the past president eating with a group of young girls.

Atiku has, however, denied claims stating that the picture was for campaign, saying it was taken 2015 for a feed project for IDP girls in Yola to encourage them to go back to school.

According to him, the picture was used to give hope to IDPs, therefore it should not be used to make jokes about elections.

He wrote:”This photo was taken 2 years ago, to promote a feed & read project for IDP girls in Yola.
“I ate to encourage parents that the food was good.
”The parents of these IDP girls had little incentive to send them to school, providing food was a big draw to bring the girls to classes.
“I ate food with these girls to show the food was safe. I do this every time I visit. It might be a joke for some, but not for these girls.
“As a public person, I’m used to insults, but before you make jokes, remember that for these young girls, this programme was their only hope.”

  
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  1. If the likes of Atiku is what any political party can present to Nigeria for next election,then Nigeria and all her younger ones are doomed

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  2. Even if it was taken 2years ago,why did it spring up now. We did not see this picture years ago. Look, na campaign strategy. Who do think you're fooling

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  3. Atiku of all people. I can't wait to see 2019 drama. God spare our lives...

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  4. Mr PM, bcos you did not see the pictures two years ago doesn't mean others didn't see it. Personally I've seen this picture two years ago. It was taken at the height of insurgency in Adamawa state. The former vice president really did a great job in supporting the internally displaced people then. I don't care why the picture is out now but I am satisfied with the Turakin Adamawa explanation.

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  5. Mr PM, bcos you did not see the pictures two years ago doesn't mean others didn't see it. Personally I've seen this picture two years ago. It was taken at the height of insurgency in Adamawa state. The former vice president really did a great job in supporting the internally displaced people then. I don't care why the picture is out now but I am satisfied with the Turakin Adamawa explanation.

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