The People Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar is set to jet out of Nigeria to Europe on Friday.
Atiku’s media adviser, Paul Ibe said the PDP standard bearer will be traveling in the company of his running mate, Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Ibe said the trip is a “continuation of an earlier business trip of three weeks ago”.
“He 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,” the statement reads.
“Today’s trip is in continuation of an earlier business trip of three 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.”
Atiku and his running mate travel to Europe comes following the National chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu trip to Europe on Wednesday.
The national chairman is expected back in the country by the end of the month.
It is speculated that Abubakar will meet with Ayu in Europe amid calls for the latter’s resignation.