The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has announced his arrival in Washington, the United States capital.
Atiku, making his arrival to the US known on Thursday night in a tweet he personally signed wrote: “Just arrived Washington D. C. for meeting with US government officials, Nigerians living in D.C metropolis and the business community.”
Just arrived Washington D.C for meeting with US government officials, Nigerians living in D.C metropolis and the business community. -AA pic.twitter.com/EafM47B83A
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) January 17, 2019
The media aide to Atiku, Mr Paul Ibe, who had earlier been quoted in the media as denying his principal’s trip to the US, in a statement he later released Thursday night said, “The PDP presidential candidate arrived at 20.20 hours (14.20 hours Washington DC time).”
Ibe said, Atiku, on Thursday morning, left Abuja accompanied by the DG of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation and Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki for the United States.
“Atiku Abubakar will in the course of his trip hold meeting with US government officials, the business community and the Nigerian community,” Ibe said.
He also disclosed that Atiku would return to Nigeria on Saturday.
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