The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, after a two-day trip to the United States has returned back to Nigeria.
Channels reports that the aircraft that conveyed the presidential candidate touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 3:00pm on Saturday, January 19.
Leakblast.com had earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, had departed from the United States of America after a two-day visit.
It was earlier reported that Atiku is expected to land in Abuja, the nation’s capital, for the televised presidential debate scheduled for 7pm Nigerian time.
Leakblast.com gathered that the debate is between the leading presidential candidates. It is not clear if President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), would be in attendance.
Atiku left the US after holding a town hall meeting with Nigerians in Washington DC.
The publisher of The Boss newspaper, Chief Dele Momodu, in a tweet on Saturday, January 19, confirmed that the former vice president left U.S for Nigeria ahead of the presidential debate.
He said: “We are told that the PDP Flagbearer’s return is to enable him attend the much-hyped Presidential Debate holding today in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. As well as show that he is fit and mentally prepared for the job of running Africa’s most populous country.”
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