The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar has returned to Nigeria.
The former Vice President returned to Nigeria from France on Friday, Naija News reports.
He was seen in the company of former Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye and the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.
The PDP candidate is set to attend the party’s campaign rally in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
There had been rumours that Atiku’s trip to France was because of ill health but his media aide, Paul Ibe dismissed such rumours, saying his principal travelled for a business trip.
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode had claimed Atiku collapsed after returning to Abuja from the PDP presidential campaign rally in Kaduna on Monday and had to be hurriedly flown out of the country for medical attention.
However, Ibe in a statement on Tuesday said: “The former Vice President travelled last night on a scheduled trip to meet with the technical partners of one his business entities that was impacted by the Covid-19 global lockdown and the consequent economic downturn.
“The meeting will also focus on conclusive discussions for a planned expansion of its production facility.”