Jennifer Douglas, former wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has been spotted in London.
Jennifer had lunch with media mogul Dele Momodu and UK-based cleric Pastor Tobi Adegboyega at a restaurant in Knightsbridge on Wednesday.
The ex-wife of the former Vice President has managed to stay away from the spotlight since she announced divorce from Atiku earlier this year.
In a statement, she explained that “the core reason for the divorce was disagreement over my continued stay in the United Kingdom to look after my children” among other “long-standing issues”.
“I needed to play the role of a mother at this time to the children who have gone through the absence of both father and mother growing up; especially, with the passage of my elder sister who used to look after them.
“Furthermore, in light of COVID-19 times, choosing to stay with the children was non-negotiable. And, in line with Northern culture, the new wife takes up the baton so I can also focus on giving the kids more care,” she said.
Jennifer quelled speculations that she divorced Atiku because he took a new wife.
According to Jennifer, some of those who tried to save the marriage include Peter Okocha, Senator Ben Obi, Tunde Ayeni, Captain Yahaya, and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce. She thanked them for their efforts.
The ex-wife also claimed that Atiku requested to collect an asset previously given to her, adding that the property in Dubai was a subject of litigation. The current state of the matter was not immediately clear.