Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied reports that his most recent travel to Europe was motivated by health concerns.
On Friday, there were rumours that the former vice president was travelling to Europe to receive treatment for an unspecified illness.
The PDP candidate, however, claimed that the trip was a continuation of a business engagement he had in the United Kingdom three weeks prior in a statement by his media assistant, Paul Ibe.
After meeting with the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) leadership on Friday night in Lagos, Atiku is anticipated to depart the nation.
The statement read: “Today’s trip is in continuation of an earlier business trip of 3 weeks ago.
“At the conclusion of his European trip, the former Vice President will also use the opportunity to visit his family in Dubai.
“His trip is for business and family purposes and has nothing to do with medicals as being insinuated in some quarters.”