Ex Vice President of Nigeria and serial presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has given reasons for his long absence from the country.

Rumours were rife that he was now resident in Dubai since his electoral loss to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

However he said:  “Many people have wondered where I have been since September last year and it became a matter of rumour among many people and all whatnot.

“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.”

Atiku Abubakar also insisted that the PDP will return to power in 2023.