The Chatham House director of Africa Programme, Alex Vines, has disclosed that the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, had not responded to the invitation of the institute.
Mr Vines stated this in his opening remarks while hosting the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, at the Chatham House, London on Monday.
He said the independent policy institute had earlier hosted the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
Mr Vines added the institute would host the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmoud Yakubu, and presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, on January 17 and 18 respectively.
“We have sent an invitation to the candidate of the PDP Atiku Abubakar but he is yet to reply to our invitation,” the director said.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that on January 10, the presidential candidate of PDP arrived in London for a meeting with UK government officials and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.