We did not abandon Buhari’s 92 yr-old supporter, says APC



THE All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday refuted reports that Haj Maitalle Tara Koko, the 92-year-old woman who is an ardent supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been abandoned.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party claimed the aged women who donated her entire savings of N1 million to the Buhari campaign organisation during the last electioneering period “is being well catered for.”

The party further claimed the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Zainab S-Bagugu, a medical doctor, has personally taken charge of Haj Maitalle’s welfare.

It said that since the woman suffered a mild stroke while returning from Abuja where she witnessed the swearing-in of President Buhari (at the instance of the Kebbi State Governor and the Senator from Kebbi Central, Adamu Aliero), she was admitted and treated at the Sir Yahaya General Hospital in Birnin Kebbi, and all her expenses paid by the governor and his wife, who ensured that her close associate and friend, Barrister Zainab Koko, cooked and delivered meals thrice daily to Haj Maitalle.

“When she was discharged from the hospital after 10 days, she was taken to her home town of Koko, where she has been under the care of the resident medical officer, Dr. Kola, who reviews her condition and ensures she gets physiotherapy, in addition to being in constant touch with the Consultant in Birnin Kebbi, Dr. Abubakar Dakingari.

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