Uyai-Abasi Etido

The Spokesman of the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation, Senator Dino Melaye has dispelled the rumours making round that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is ill, saying he was only flown abroad for medical vacation.

In his words: “Disregard the lies of unrepentant liars. Atiku is 100 per cent fit and in super form, health-wise. The British government invited the leading presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, just like that they had invited Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi earlier” he said.

On his part, the Director, Strategic Communications, National Election Management Committee of the PDP Campaign Council, Chief Dele Momodu equally noted that: “The man went on vacation. Anyone who knows him can tell you that the man (Atiku) does not joke about his vacation. He went to Dubai from where he would be leaving for London on Monday (today). When he arrived in Dubai, I was the first person he spoke with. I was in Turkey at the time. The report is the joke of the year. How can a man who is hale and hearty be flown out?”.

Also, the Media Adviser to the presidential candidate, Paul Ibe on his twitter handle confirmed his wellness.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the presidential candidate of the PDP and former Vice President of Nigeria (1999-2007) will be arriving London on Monday, January 9 for meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday on the invitation of the British Government.”