Former Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye have accompanied former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to Europe.
Atiku left the country for business meetings, according to a statement on Monday by his spokesman Paul Ibe.
Atiku’s political opponents, however, said he left on health grounds.
Ibe said that the PDP presidential candidate travelled on Monday night on a scheduled trip to meet with the technical partners of one of his business entities that was impacted by the COVID-19 global lockdown and the consequent economic downturn.
Ibe said that the meeting would also focus on conclusive discussions for a planned expansion of its production facility.
Minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, and Timi Frank, an associate of the presidential candidate were seen with him.
Amid speculations on his health, Atiku’s team released some pictures.