Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were present at the meeting between the party’s flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, and officials of the British Government.
Atiku, on Tuesday, met with senior UK government officials as well as the Minister for Development and Africa in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Andrew Mitchell MP.
The former Vice President would also meet with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on Wednesday (today) before returning to the country on Thursday, January 12.
Some of the PDP chieftains present at the meeting were the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO) and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; House of Representatives Minority Leader, Ndidi Elumelu; Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau; former presidential aspirant, Isa Hayatudeen; Senator Dino Melaye and Timi Frank.
Meanwhile, the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization has stated that an internal poll from the British Government indicates that Atiku is leading.
The Director, Strategic Communications of the Atiku Campaign Organization, Dele Momodu revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He said: “Five weeks to election and the UK government invites front leading candidate to discuss areas of future potential collaboration between both countries.
“An internal source is quoted saying an internal poll by the British government shows AA as the leading candidate and the possibility of working together for a more effective Post BREXIT world which promises to be a win-win for both countries.
“This is especially imperative as the U.K. seeks to improve and increase trade partnership with Nigeria”.