The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar will on Friday afternoon jet out of the country to Europe on a business trip.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Friday by the Media Adviser to Atiku Abubakar, Paul Ibe. According to the statement, Atiku will be travelling immediately after his meeting on Friday in Lagos, with the leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) alongside the PDP vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta. “Today’s trip is in continuation of an earlier business trip of 3 weeks ago. “At the conclusion of his European trip, the former Vice President will also use the opportunity to visit his family in Dubai. “His trip is for business and family purposes and has nothing to do with medicals as being insinuated in some quarters,” the statement reads.
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