UK reaches out to Atiku at a meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury, UK High Commissioner in Abuja
London, October 12, 2018 (AltAfrica)-It appears that the United Kingdom is already positioning itself for a Nigeria beyond President Buhari
This is because the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday held a closed-door meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby.
The cleric has been a close friend of Nigerian leaders over the years.
He was one of the very few individuals who were allowed to see President Muhammadu Buhari during his medical vacation in London.
At the meeting were National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, DG of Atiku campaign, Gbenga Daniel, and British High Commissioner Mr. Paul Arkwright.
Though the agenda of the private meeting was unknown , it was gathered that parts of the discussions were the 2019 general elections
It is equally been speculated that UK could be positioning itself for a better relationship with Nigeria should Atiku wins 2019 presidential election
It is recalled that Buhari was first recognised as a potential president for Nigeria while in opposition when he was invited to speak at Chatham House in London