The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has traveled abroad again.
Mr. Paul Ibe, Media Adviser to Atiku, in a statement entitled “Atiku travels to Europe on business,” said insinuations that the trip is for medicals is not correct.
On Thursday, sources said Atiku was leaving Nigeria for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for an urgent medical attention, to see his doctors over recurring and nagging back pain.
In 2015, immediately after the election which brought President Muhammadu Buhari in which he was an active promoter, Atiku took ill and was at a hospital in Dubai for treatment.
Generally, he has spent the bulk of his time in Dubai, travelling back to Nigeria as political activities heats up.
Ibe however said “Atiku Abubakar will travel to Europe this afternoon on a business trip.”
Part of the statement said the PDP presidential candidate “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.”