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Nigeria elections: Atiku, allies in America for presidential campaign

Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 Nigeria elections has arrived in the United States of America.

The former vice president and his entourage are in Washington D.C., for political parleys and consultations.

Atiku flew to the U.S, alongside the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign, Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

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Others are ex-Imo Governor Emeka Ihedioha, and business mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, both key members of the campaign team.

They were received by ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, ex-lawmaker Dino Melaye, Atiku’s Special Assistant Phrank Shuaibu, among others.

Atiku’s engagements include a meeting with Nigerians in diaspora, as well as with PDP members in North America.

He is also expected to confer with top Nigerian business leaders in the U.S., and the nation’s young professionals in the diaspora.

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There were rumors that the PDP standard bearer could not travel to the U.S. Atiku was in America in December 2018, weeks before the 2019 election.

The trip was then condemned by the APC through its campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo. The Minister of State for Labour is serving in the same role ahead of the polls.

Atiku is expected back in Nigeria on Monday. His next rally is on Tuesday in Ekiti; the campaign train will move to Ondo on Wednesday.

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