Atiku Leaves US For Nigeria Ahead Of Presidential Debate

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Updated January 19, 2019


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has left the United States and is expected back in Nigeria this afternoon ahead of the NEDG/BON presidential debate.

Atiku returns after a two-day visit to the US where he met with different groups, including some members of the Nigerian community.

While in Washington DC, Alhaji Abubakar attended a business round table at the US Chamber of Commerce where he shared his plans centered on his mantra to get Nigeria working again.

His trip to the United States came after more than a decade of not visiting the country.

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He was accompanied by some party leaders, including the Director general of PDP Presidential Campaign Council and Senate President, Doctor Bukola Saraki.

The presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) will hold today in Abuja.

The debate is scheduled to hold by 7:00 p.m at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, the same venue where the vice-presidential debate held on Friday, December 14, 2018.

It will be transmitted live on all BON member stations and its affiliates and streamed live on all social media platforms.

The debate offers the platform for the presidential candidates to reveal to Nigerians their plans for the country as the nation prepares for the general elections this year.

Expected to partake of the presidential debate are the flagbearers of the Allied Congress Party Of Nigeria (ACPN), the Alliance For New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and The Young Progressive Party (YPP).