Peter Obi, the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has said that his principal’s visit to the United States was to meeet those that will be of assistance in the new Nigerian project and not to prove a point.
Mr. Obi said this on Friday while chatting with reporters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, expressing surprise at the dust raised by Abubakar’s trip.
The former Anambra State governor said that the PDP presidential candidate travelled to Washington DC because it was expedient for him to do so.
Obi said: “Though, he does over 90% of his consultations at home and among Nigerians, now and then, he has to travel to meet different groups, especially those that will be of assistance in the new Nigerian project.
“ Atiku was pre-occupied on how to create jobs, reduce unemployment in Nigeria, abolish poverty and re-create the Nigerian economy in order to make Nigeria start working again.
“His trip is about engaging partners because he wants to hit the ground running without wasting unnecessary time.”
Mr. Abubakar had on Thursday made a surprise visit to Washington, taking everybody unawares, including his campaign spokesman.
It is the former vice president’s first trip to the Unites States in 12 years.