The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar is ill and is receiving treatments at a hospital in Dubai, his political associate, Abdullahi Sugar, has said.
Mr. Sugar told journalists in Kano that reports that Atiku was holding political meetings outside Nigeria to upstage President Muhammadu Buhari, is the handiwork of some disgruntled elements.
He said the detractors have lost focus and are attempting to achieve cheap political points through blackmails and hypocrisy.
“Atiku has nothing to hide and also had achieved greatness in life that would be difficult to take away. Atiku Abubakar wants to see peace reigning in his north eastern part of Nigeria and the overall development of the nation,” he said