Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has explained he was absent from the country for a long time because he went to study abroad.
The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reportedly relocated to Dubai after he lost the 2019 election to President Muh ammadu Buhari.
But reacting to the rumour, Atiku, while speaking after the PDP board of trustees (BOT) meeting on Thursday, disclosed he was out of the country to study for a masters degree in international relations at the Cambridge University.
“Many people have wondered where I have been since September last year and it became a matter of rumour among many people and all what not,”
“I want to say that I was away, because I went back to school and I have finished my lectures in May, where I read masters in international relations from Cambridge University.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank our former President Obasanjo for actually recommending me for that course to that university.”