Bill Clinton, former President of the United States (US), has cancelled his scheduled visit to Nigeria, but would speak with the contenders in the Feb. 16 presidential election.
Clinton’s spokesperson, Angel Ureña, has stated that the former president would, however, speak with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), later in the week.
He would also speak with the presidential candidate of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Ureña said: “Over the course of the last several days, and after various conversations with the different stakeholders, it’s become apparent that President Clinton’s visit to Nigeria has the potential to be politicized in a way that is not in line with the goals of the Committee. Therefore, he will not be travelling to Abuja.”