Abubakar Atiku on self-exile?

Monday, November 4, 2019 11:42 am | Daily News Headlines | 10 Comment(s)

Atiku Abubakar: is he on self exile in Dubai?

Is Atiku Abubakar, the defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party on self-exile in Dubai, United Emirates?

Tongues are wagging following reports that he has been hibernating in Dubai for the past six months.

According to a Daily Trust report, he jetted out of the country in April.

He has not returned since then.

The newspaper quoting his political associates reported that Atiku had remained in Dubai following alleged plots by some bigwigs in the ruling APC and top officials of government to “blackmail” him.

One of Atiku’s allies told the newspaper: “After the February 23 election, don’t forget that was a very hectic process, physically, spiritually, emotionally and otherwise. So, he took a break to go and rest. All of us did, I did it too.”

But another highly placed source close to the former vice president who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “He took a break after the elections and was planning to come back to attend a programme at the AUN and that was in May, he travelled in April.

“But there was credible information on the evil plots of these people. And they were planning the MKO Abiola model. We all know what happened in the case of MKO Abiola, contrived allegations, arrest, and all of that, and he stayed away.

“That situation has not changed. We know the character of this administration, what they are capable of doing and we didn’t want him to be the issue. The issue now is the democracy that was at a crossroad. And that is what everybody was focused on, it was only common sense for him to stay away while all the processes were playing out. “So, that is why he has continued to stay away. He is in Dubai,” he said.

The APC National Publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu dismissed the allegations and insinuations.

“Atiku is not a threat to anybody. He is just like any politician around. The government does not see him as a threat whatsoever. I am not aware of any plan to arrest him.

“As the president has said whoever has no reason to fear, should not be bothered about being arrested. May be he has some skeletons that he is afraid of”.



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  • Atiku is not a true Democrat unlike Buhari, who lost to elections several times but remained in the country going nowhere until success came in 2015. So I urge Him to come back home and be like Buhari

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  • Damn!! I should have stayed back in Nigeria and partake with the likes of Atiku,Obasanjo,Tinubu,Fayose,Mana Fani Kayode,Ambode,Fasola,Abacha and sons,plus a host of others that i have no space to mention but Nigerians know them;to partake to eat part of the Nigeria's big pie,(oil), they say " if you cannot beat them you join them." A lot of my family members died very poor even though they had the opportunities to rob Nigeria govt blind but they wouldn't because they got pride and well brought up ditto their kids.The only things Nigerians know is corruption,embezzlement,graft and an opportunity to be a govt official,minister or a governor. In the south west Nigeria everyday it's 'Owanbe parties," everyday,it used to be weekends but no more."Like they say,Ignorance breeds Ignorance," Yorubas in the south west have extended or exported "Owanbe" to the other parts of Nigeria,south east,south south and to the Hausa/Fulani in the north.Yorubas no longer care to have ''Odu'a Republic'' any more what they want now is ''Owanbe Republic," this is not meant to be funny but it's the truth.No day passes in the Yoruba land without ''Owanbe party," it's like Yorubas are competing among themselves whose ""Owanbe party ""is well attended depending of course whose on the band stand,Sunny Ade or Wasiu Ayinde.This is a shame for the Yorubas because we have forgotten who we are"Yoruba Ronu,"now it's ''Yoruba Owanbe Ma Ronu."Seriously,i fear for my people,Yoruba.We have given up to the Hausa/fulani to be our masters and they know it too. Some of us are reminding us (Yoruba) to take these "Owanbe parties,''easy ;to not loose the real "Odu'a Republic to the Hausa/Fulani like we lost Ilorin,Kwara State to the north.Hausa/Fulani have discovered oil in the North;they are smart and very sleek,one of the is the richest man in Africa. Yoruba Ronu.

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  • Atiku has money to buy all PDP but has no money to buy Nigeria

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    • Like Trump bought the entire Republican Party in America either by cash, kind or crook hee?

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    • No single individual can buy Nigeria. It is a collective property with divergent interests.

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  • Atiku expected the court to declare him.president through the server result and then to breezed in.like the messiah. Let him stay there why the foot soldiers are messing themselves up

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  • He should have contested for the leadership of the UAE instead of wasting the time of his followers here in Nigeria. Would he have ruled Nigeria from Dubai? Maybe he has not recovered from his electoral loss and the money he spent trying to buy the Presidency of Nigeria

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  • Abubakar Atiku is in no doubt a coward and hoax. He claimed he loves Nigeria and yet not willing to die for her. How can you be running away from the people you "love"? I will hereby hail ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo as a very brave man and one who actually does not mind dying for the country. He never ever attempts to run to anyway at any slightest threat to his life or innuendo about his arrest. Why would anyone compare this sore loser and crying baby Atiku of a coward to MKO? Tufiakwa!!!

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  • PDP criminals talking rubbish by comparing atikulooter to Abiola

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  • 'Big whip' in APC who is? What a careless statement. In a normal country they all belong to kirikiri.

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