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JUST IN: Atiku lands in Abuja after US trip

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Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has landed in the Fedral Capital Terriroy, Abuja, after a two-day trip to the United State.

It was gathered that the aircraft that conveyed Atiku touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 3:00p.m, on Saturday.

It was earlier reported that Atiku was expected to land in Abuja, the nation’s capital, for the televised presidential debate scheduled for 7:00p.m Nigerian time.

The debate is between the leading presidential candidates.

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It is not clear if President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), would be in attendance.

Atiku had left the US after holding a town hall meeting with Nigerians in Washington DC.

Publisher of The Boss newspaper, Chief Dele Momodu, in a tweet, on Saturday, confirmed that the former vice president left US for Nigeria ahead of the presidential debate.

He said: “We are told that the PDP flagbearer’s return is to enable him attend the much-hyped Presidential Debate holding today in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

“As well as show that he is fit and mentally prepared for the job of running Africa’s most populous country.”

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