Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has returned back to the country from Dubai been on a nine-month stay outside the country.
POLITICA NIGERIA reports that Atiku arrived in Nigeria on Saturday night through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. It was learned that his arrival reasserts his political stature ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2019 general elections, who has been away from the country since February this year, received upon his return by close aides.
Atiku’s return is not unconnected to the upcoming wedding of his son, Aliyu Abubakar, who holds the title of Turaki Adamawa.
It was also gathered that Atiku was expected to pay condolence to Zazzau Emirate over the demise of Alhaji Shehu Idris, Emir of Zazzau. He will also visit the Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Barkindo Mustapha, over the death of late Khadija Mustapha, a stepmother to the Emir and mother to Atiku’s wife, Hajia Rukaiyya Atiku
But more importantly, the Wazirin Adamawa may have been back into the country to reassert his politically stature waning as a result of his long stay overseas.