Atiku’s aide has cnfirmed PDP Presidential Candidate is in Europe.
Newsone had reported earlier that a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar collapsed in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Monday, October 17, 2022.
This online news platform understands that Fani-Kayode who made this known in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, said the incident occurred after Atiku arrived in Abuja from his rally in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria.
Newsone Nigeria reports that the former Minister of Aviation said Atiku was flown to Paris for medical care after complaining of dizziness and severe pains in his head.
Fani-Kayode tweeted: “After his outing in Kaduna yesterday @atiku fell ill. He complained of dizzy spells & severe pains in his head & all over his body throughout the flight to Abuja. After landing at Abuja airport he collapsed.
“He was flown to Paris for medical attention immediately. God be with him.
“For the purposes of damage control they took pictures of him with others the following morning from Paris but please do not be fooled.
“There is something very wrong with the PDP presidential candidate in terms of his health & they don’t want the Nigerian public to know. Pray for him,” he wrote.
Atiku Collapsed – Read Fani-Kayode’s tweets below…
..For the purposes of damage control they took pictures of him with others the following morning from Paris but please do not be fooled. There is something very wrong with the PDP pres. candidate in terms of his health & they don’t want the Nigerian public to know. Pray for him. pic.twitter.com/Vriw9SHwhw
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) October 18, 2022
Reacting to Fani-Kayode’s claims, Atiku’s media adviser, Paul Ibe, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the former Vice President travelled last night on a scheduled trip.
According to the statement, the PDP presidential candidate is billed to meet with the technical partners of one of his business entities that were impacted by the Covid-19 global lockdown and the consequent economic downturn.