Peter Obi, PDP VP candidate, explains Atiku’s trip to the USA

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The running mate to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku in next month’s presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, said yesterday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer is not in the USA to prove any point to anyone.


Obi told reporters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, that Atiku travelled to Washington DC because it was necessary for him to do so.

The former governor of Anambra State expressed surprise at the dust generated by Atiku’s trip.

His words: “Though he does over 90% 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 that Atiku was pre-occupied 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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