Journalists have been barred from covering the arrival of ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar at the Asaba International Airport in Delta state.
Vanguard reports that men of the Department of State Services (DSS), who claimed that they were instructed to bar journalists from covering Atiku's arrival, told journalists to wait at the State House.
NAIJ.com gathers that Atiku, who is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 presidential aspirant, is visiting the state to consult Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on his ambition.
The head of DSS at the airport whose identity was unknown as at press time, said: "We are under instruction not allow journalists into the airport to cover the arrival of Atiku.
“All Journalists should go to Government House to wait; they gave us directive to bar journalists so that they cannot give a counter directive without letting us know. If you guys don’t respect yourselves I will order my men to force you out."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Alhaji Abdullahi Sugar, an associate of Atiku Abubakar, said that the former vice president would send President Muhammadu Buhari back to Daura come February 2019.
Alhaji Sugar an interview, said Atiku’s nationwide appeal would enable him defeat Buhari not minding the incumbency factor.
He said: “We thank God that Buhari has declared his intention to contest again in 2019. By so doing he has lessened the task for Atiku. If given the PDP ticket, Atiku will shock Buhari.
“We are urging Nigerians to be calm pending the time when Atiku will come on board. He would wipe away the tears of Nigerians. The masses spent their money, time and resources to bring Buhari to power, but now they have been paid back with abject poverty."
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