A leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, has said his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja was not political but to commiserate with him on his bereavement.
Akande, pioneer National Chairman of the party, was at the Presidential Villa in company with another leader of the party, Sen. Bola Tinubu. The visit was the second in two weeks.
Buhari’s extended family lost two senior members within a few hours.
Ai’sha Mamman, wife of the president’s elder brother, died on Saturday.
Akande told reports shortly after leaving the Villa that his visit with Tinubu to the president had nothing to do with politics ahead of 2019 elections.
As he said, Buhari’s popularity in the country was unshakable.
“I must point out clearly that my visit in the company of Asiwaju has nothing to do with politics. There is no crisis in our party that is not being adequately handled.
“Our visit is a friendly one; it is a visit by friends commiserating with another friend, who recently lost family members. Every other thing is in the imagination of mischief makers.”