Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has left Nigeria for Europe on a business trip.
This is contained in a statement issued on Friday by his media adviser, Mr Paul Ibe.
Ibe said Abubakar travelled immediately after his Friday meeting with the leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in Lagos, alongside the PDP vice presidential candidate, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta.
Ibe denied the insinuation in some quarters that Abubakar was travelling to Dubai for medical reasons.
“Today’s trip is a 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,” Ibe said.
Dr Iyorchia Ayu, the embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), had on Wednesday travelled out of Nigeria to Europe.