The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and some of the party members, on Tuesday, met with the Minister for Development and Africa in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP, in London.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Atiku arrived London on Monday for a scheduled meeting with the British government.
His arrival was confirmed by the Director of Strategic Communications, National Election Management Committee of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Chief Dele Momodu.
He said, “I can confirm to you that our candidate has just touched town in London. You know he has strategic meetings over there at the invitation of the British government. These meetings will take him about two days. He is expected back in the country on Thursday to prepare for the campaign in Kogi on Saturday.”
Atiku also confirmed the development through his official Twitter account on Monday, where he tweeted, “Touchdown in London, United Kingdom, where I will be having critical meetings that will build the necessary bridges in our quest to recover Nigeria,” he tweeted.
He was accompanied on the visit by a retinue of political associates and aides including Chief Raymond Dokpesi, House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, Senator Dino Melaye, Reno Omokri, and Timi Frank, among others.
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