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2023: Atiku Travels To London, May Meet Wike


2023: Atiku Set To Return To Nigeria On Sunday

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reportedly travelled to London, the United Kingdom.

Naija News reports that Atiku travelled out of the country on Monday after attending the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.

In a chat with The Punch, Atiku’s spokesman, Paul Ibe, said the former Vice President travelled to Europe for a business meeting after attending the NBA Conference.

He said: “Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar travelled to Europe for a business meeting, after attending the 62nd Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Lagos, on Monday.”

This development comes hours after it was revealed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu met with Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, in London on Monday night.

However, it could not be confirmed if Atiku plans to meet with Wike in order to resolve the crisis tearing the opposition party apart.

It is understood that Wike has been having a running battle with Atiku over the outcome of the PDP presidential primaries for the 2023 elections.

Atiku won the primaries while Wike emerged second but the role played by some insiders in Atiku’s emergence as well as the subsequent selection of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate is said to have pitched the Rivers Governor and the former Vice President against each other.

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So far, spirited efforts by the leaders of the PDP to reconcile both men have failed to yield the desired results.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.