Atiku Returns After Short Trip to France, Video Emerges

Atiku Returns After Short Trip to France, Video Emerges

  • Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, has returned to the country after his short business trip to France
  • The former vice president was seen in a viral video with Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state, who doubled as the chairman of Atiku's presidential campaign council
  • In the company of Atiku's return are the former senator and one of the spokespersons of the PDP presidential campaign council, Dino Melaye, and other persons

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FCT, Abuja - The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has returned to Nigeria after his short trip to France.

The former vice president travelled to Europe on Monday, October 17, on a business trip.

Atiku Abubakar/PDP/2023 elections/Dino Melaye
Atiku returns to Nigeria after short business trip to London Photo Credit: Daily Trust
Source: Twitter

Why did Atiku travel out of Nigeria?

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This was disclosed in a statement by his media aide, Paul Ibe, who said that his principal had a meeting with the technical partners of one of his businesses.

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Ibe added that the business was impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown and its economic effect.

Atiku’s travelled out of the country amid criticism about his comment that a northerner does not need a Yoruba or Igbo president.

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The vice president made the comment at an interactive session with the leadership of the Arewa joint committee in Zaria when he was asked why he should be voted for.

But a video shared by Daily Trust on its verified Twitter showed Atiku in the company of former senator Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign council and Governor Udom Emmanuel, the chairman of the council, on their return to Nigeria.

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Powerful politicians who have goofed in public since APC takes over from PDP earlier reported that a number of politicians have made public blunders since the APC came into the limelight in 2015, the year it took over from the PDP.

Top on the list is President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the first public gaffe during the 2015 presidential campaign when he addressed Osinbajo as "Osibade".

Downward are the recent goofs by the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and his counterpart in the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in Kaduna.


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