Former Vice President of Nigeria, Abubakar Atiku is loyal to a cause – Arsenal FC.
Atiku has been bashed by political gladiators and analysts for being not being loyal to a particular political party but his ambition.
Atiku, who is currently eyeing the position of the President of Nigeria after losing at the APC primaries to President Muhammadu Buhari, dumped the ruling party for the PDP – a party he once criticized and dump for the APC.
However, the loyalty extended by the Turaki of Adamawa State to the Arsenal football club is currently unmatched by any other politician. He is known to be loyal to the football club so much that when many denounced their support for the club over its not too spectacular performances and signings, Atiku has remained loyal.
Here are the 6 times of Atiku’s loyalty to Arsenal FC in the last six years:
In 2013, his pride was restored
I was not able to see Arsenal's game yesterday, but I have just seen the goals. Pride restored
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) August 22, 2013
In 2014, he got tickets to watch Arsenal play Fulham
I got the best gift from my daughter-in-law today. She's got me and Abba tickets to watch Arsenal play Fulham. Bless her!
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) January 18, 2014
In 2015, Atiku learned to keep up the hard even when at the top
I'm glad that when @Arsenal needed to win, they worked hard and won. It's a lesson – when you get to the top, you work even harder.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 31, 2015
In 2016, the ex-VP was happy with Arsenal’s rival lost
As an Arsenal fan, I'm much happier Leicester City won, rather than Tottenham, our rivals.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) May 7, 2016
In 2017, he praised Arsenal’s forward, Iwobi for making Nigeria proud
Jay Jay Okocha’s nephew. Arsenal player. Iwobi is making Nigeria proud.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 7, 2017
In 2018, Atiku showered accolades on outgoing Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger
Immense respect to a man who brought class and finesse to the beautiful game. I recall in 2004, when we went a full season, 38 league games unbeaten. We will indeed miss you at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger. Farewell, Professor. #MerciArsène https://t.co/LAugUVCJ1I
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) May 12, 2018