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Atiku suspends campaign abruptly, travels to France for medical check-up

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has abruptly suspended his campaign and travelled to France, TheLink News has learnt.

Insiders told TheLink News that the former vice-president left Nigeria for France on “routine business”.

But this newspaper understands that Atiku travelled to seek medical treatment.

Atiku launched his campaign last Friday in Akwa Ibom.

He was also at the PDP campaign rally in Kaduna yesterday.

TheLink News learnt the former vice-president felt unwell during the rally, so had to put further campaign on hold.

The media office of Atiku confirmed that the PDP presidential candidate has left Nigeria for Europe, but only said it was “on business”.

“Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has travelled to Europe on business,” the statement issued by Paul Ibe, Atiku’s spokesman, read.

“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.”

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