Garba was Atiku's ally until Nigeria's penultimate general election.
Omoyele Sowore, a media entrepreneur and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has revealed that he received documents from Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari's Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity, in order to counter former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Sowore revealed this in an interview with Arise TV on July 25, 2022.
From 1999 to 2007, Atiku served as Nigeria's Vice President, reporting to Obasanjo. Both men had a tense relationship. This was revealed several times by the former after their years in office.
"When Garba Shehu was working as a Special Assistant (SA) to him (Atiku), they used to send me documents from their side - I'm revealing it for the first time - to counter Obasanjo, in those days when they were on each other's neck."
Shehu left his job at Triumph Newspapers in Kano State to work as the Pioneer DGM at the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) in Ikot-Abasi (Public Relations). From there, he joined Atiku as Special Assistant Media in 2003.
He was Atiku's ally until Nigeria's penultimate general election.
Shehu was appointed as the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential campaign council's Director of Media and Publicity in 2015. He was appointed as Buhari's aide in 2015, and he was reappointed after the President was sworn in for another four-year term.
Sowore also extended an open invitation to the top contenders for the 2023 presidential election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi, asking them to participate in a joint interview.