The 2023 presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and some of his team members were left stranded at the Yakubu Gowon Airport in Jos, Plateau state.
DECENCY GLOBAL NEWS gathered that the team numbering about 100 including some media crew members were already seen on the tarmac but were prevented from flying after concluding the party’s presidential campaign rally in the state on Tuesday.
Some of those who were part of the Atiku/Okowa campaign team stranded at the airport include the national organising secretary of the PDP, Umar Bature and some security personnel working directly with the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as well as journalists.
Some members of the Atiku/Okowa campaign team were left stranded at the Yakubu Gowon Airport.
Atiku and the members of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) were said to have been transported to the airport shortly after the rally which took place in Jos.
However, about 30 minutes after arriving at the airport, the PDP candidate and some top members of the party reportedly boarded and departed from the state.
Shortly after that, the airport tower signal went off, and an aircraft which was about to land could not land and was forced to turn back.
An airport official who spoke on the incident said that the staff received instructions to shut down the facility at exactly 5:30 pm, claiming that there was no request for an extension of time by the PDP.
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Some PDP members alleged that this could have been politically instigated as a member of the PDP, Justice Abraham accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of ordering the shutdown of the airport.
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