Former US President, Bill Clinton has cancelled his planned trip to Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s Presidential Polls.
Clinton, we gathered, cancelled the trip because he felt the visit will be politicized as the campaign season hits feverish pitch.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Angel Urena, he 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,” the statement read.
Clinton had been set to deliver a keynote speech at a ceremony, for the signing of a peace accord by presidential candidates.
He will, however, speak with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is standing for re-election, and his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the statement added