Former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has arrived Washington DC on a visit to the United States.
The PDP presidential candidate arrived at 20.20 hours (14.20 hours Washington DC time), according to his media aide, Paul Ibe, who earlier told a newspaper, Daily Trust, his boss had not travelled.
Atiku on his verified Twitter handle confirmed his arrival within five minutes of touching town. He tweeted: “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”
Ibe’s statement added: “Yesterday, Atiku Abubakar met with the business community in Lagos at an interactive session to unveil his plans to get Nigeria working again.
“Thursday morning, he left Abuja accompanied by the DG of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation and Senate President, Sen. 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.
“He returns to the country on Saturday.”