The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar fell critically ill and was rushed to Paris, according to a statement credited to the former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Fani- Kayode.
According to The Independent, Mr. Kayode in a post on his official Facebook page on Tuesday said the former Vice President collapsed at the Abuja airport, stressing that he has earlier complained that he felt dizzy.
He added that Atiku also complained of several pains in his head and over his body during a flight to Abuja.
He wrote ” After his outing in Kaduna yesterday Atiku Abubakar fell critically ill. He complained of dizzy spells and severe pains in his head and all over his body throughout the flight to Abuja. ”
According to the former Minister, the PDP flag bearer eventually collapsed on getting to the airport at the Federal Capital Territory and was immediately flown out of the country for medical attention.
His words, ” After landing at Abuja airport he collapsed. He was flown to Paris for medical attention immediately. ”
He also revealed that to prevent the situation from escalating, his pictures were taken the following morning, stressing that Nigerians should not be fooled.
” For the purposes of damage control they took pictures of him with others the following morning from Paris but please do not be fooled, ” he added.