FORMER Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday debunked speculations that he was summoned by the national leadership of the party over his position on restructuring of the country. Atiku was at the APC national secretariat on Monday, fuelling speculations that the party leaders are not comfortable with his recent call for restructuring of the polity. The Turaki Adamawa, through a press statement by his media office in Abuja yesterday, declared that his visit to the party secretariat was not a response to summon by the leadership of the party as widely reported. According to the statement, Atiku said: “My visit to the national secretariat of our great party was to rub minds with the party hierarchy, and it was of a routine kind as a chieftain of the party. “I was neither summoned nor queried by the party on any issue as being speculated. Rather, my visit was at my own behest. “As a party chieftain, I owe it a duty to my party to appraise challenges within the structures of the party and also proffer suggestions on how to manage those challenges. I urge you all to discountenance any malicious insinuations about my visit to the party secretariat, the Turaki Adamawa concluded.