By Ononye VC
Jennifer, one of the wives of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has confirmed her divorce to the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement obtained on Tuesday, the ex-VP’s wife explained that she didn’t request divorce because Atiku married a new wife.
“That His Excellency married a new wife was never the cause of our problem as many have said. His Excellency is a Muslim and I have never questioned him or intended to ask him about his wives,” she said.
According to her, some of Atiku’s friends tried to mediate and stop the divorce but their efforts failed.
Jennifer explained that “the core reason for the divorce was disagreement over my continued stay in the United Kingdom” among other “long-standing issues”.
She also claimed that Atiku had requested to collect an asset previously given to her, adding that the property in Dubai is a subject of litigation.
She said Atiku had promised to give her the equivalent in value of the Dubai property, but reneged.
She also alleged that aides to the presidential candidate of the PDP are threatening her.
She said: “For some