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Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar visits Delta state

Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar visits Delta state

Just days after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited some states of the Niger Delta in an effort to quell the crisis in the region, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has also stormed Delta state.

Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar storms Delta state

Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar was received by Ayiri Emami

Abubakar, the vice president under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, arrived Delta state and was received by billionaire businessman, Ayiri Emami, and others.

READ ALSO: Vice President Osinbajo in Delta for Eco Summit

It was not known as at press time if his visit was similar to that of Professor Osinbajo who acted as president of the country while Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical leave for 52 days.

It is believed that Atiku's visit is aimed at helping him to consolidate on his political ambition to run for the presidency. He is yet to announce any plan to contest.

Atiku Abubakar had contested against Muhammadu Buhari under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform during the primary election in 2015.

Though he lost, he is reportedly still building his support base ahead of the 2019 general election.

The Niger Delta region had, before now, been in crisis with militants and agitators attacking pipelines and other major oil installations.

READ ALSO: Niger Delta is special to President Buhari- Osibanjo

Osinbajo, during his visit to Akwa Ibom directed all international oil companies with head offices outside the Niger Delta to relocate to the area.

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