Peter Obi, the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday said that his principal’s visit to Washinton was not to prove any point to anyone.
The former Governor of Anambra State expressed surprise at the dust generated by Atiku’s trip.
Obi, speaking to reporters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, noted that Atiku travelled to Washington DC because it was necessary 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.”