I married Atiku because of his honesty, Titi replies critics

Hajiya Titi Abubakar and her husband, Atiku Abubakar

Hajiya Titi Abubakar, wife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that she married her husband because of his “honesty, sincerity and integrity.”

Mrs Abubakar made the remarks when she played host to a group, Women for Atiku, during a courtesy visit to her Maitama residence in Abuja, on Sunday.

Mrs Abubakar made the remark when the National Coordinator of Women for Atiku, Mrs Blessing Ebera, led other members of the group to pay a courtesy visit to her Mariama residence in Abuja, on Sunday.

Wife of the former vice president addressing the women said, “I get confused whenever I read the false allegations of corruption being peddled by mischief makers against my husband in the media.

“I ask myself if they are referring to my husband whom I have been married to for 47 years or a different person.”

According to her, “No one knows my husband like I do and their descriptions of him are totally that of a different person and not that of the man I love and adore because of his uprightness.

Speaking on how she met her husband, Mrs Abubakar said, they were brought together by destiny and had since been endeared to him in the last 47 years of marriage because of his sterling qualities and patriotism to his fatherland.

“I was on my way back to Nigeria from Benin Republic where I visited my aunt and was accosted by custom officials at the Idi-Iroko Boarder who demanded for payment of a duty for the pair of brocade material which was a gift from my aunt.

“An argument ensued between us and I told them to keep the material because I would not pay duty for a pair of brocade, and a gift at that.

“The officer, who was head of the Command at that time intervened, paid for the duty charge and gave me the receipt.

“One thing led to the other, we hooked up later and the rest is now history.

“As the head, he could have chosen to order that I be allowed to go, but he paid for the duty and that act from that time impressed me and I fell deeply in love with the man Atiku,’’ Mrs Abubakar said.

Responding, Mrs Ebera, leader of the Women for Atiku, thanked Mrs Abubakar for the warm reception accorded her group and pledged their support, promising her of their willingness to continue to mobilise women across every ward to vote for Atiku Abubakar come 2019.

that members of the group had strategized to mobilise at least 50 women in every ward across the country through synergy with other women support groups.

According to her, the national leadership and the 36 state coordinators of the group visited to inform her that with the commencement of campaign, the group was set to reach out to every corner of Nigeria to mobilise support for Atiku’s victory in 2019, while also informing that the group would embark on voters’ mobilisation and education.

She said that the acquisition of Permanent voters Card (PVC) would be mandatory for every female of voting age in Nigeria, while she urged those who registered but were yet to collect their PVCs to visit the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for collection.

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