Peter Obi: Why Atiku Abubakar travelled to US

The running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming 2019 general election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi, has described his principal’s trip to the United States of America as necessary and not undertaken to prove any point.

Obi was reacting to the question by the media at the Domestic Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Friday on his way to the Eastern part of the country.

Obi, who expressed surprise at the dust generated by Abubakar’s trip, said he did not see anything unusual with the trip, except that he opted to travel when it was necessary.

On what prompted the trip to the USA, Obi said everything Abubakar did was prompted by his desire to see a new Nigeria after the next month’s elections.

In his words: “Though he does over 90 per cent of his consultations at home and among Nigerians, but now and then, he has to travel to meet different groups, especially those that will be of assistance in the new Nigerian project.”

Obi said Abubakar was preoccupied on how to create jobs, reduce unemployment in Nigeria, abolish poverty and re-create the Nigerian economy in order to make Nigeria to start working again.

He said: “His trip is about engaging partners because he wants to hit the ground running without wasting unnecessary time.”

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