Without Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will next week in Washington, DC, advertise its programmes and share insights on the future of US-Nigeria relations.
Taking the centre-stage instead is Atiku’s running mate, Peter Gregory Obi, according to an online report.
Mr. Obi will be a guest at the Center For Strategic & International Studies, CSIS, to discuss the PDP’s economic and security objectives, as well as his views on the future of U.S.-Nigeria relations.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Established in Washington, D.C., over 50 years ago, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organisation dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decisionmakers chart a course toward a better world.
Atiku’s avoidance of the event further confirmed suspicion that he has a case to answer in the United States.
Recently, the spokesman of the Buhari campaign, senior lawyer Festus Keyamo said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has a sealed indictment waiting for him in the US. “The day he visits the US, not as a candidate in an election, he will face charges.”