Atiku Abubakar has been caught on camera stepping into the United States after a long hiatus, sparking some excitement on social media.
Atiku and Saraki
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently in the United States.
The last time he visited the country was in 2007 when he was the vice-president of Nigeria.
He stayed away from America after the authorities began investigating a bribery scandal involving William Jefferson, former US congressman.
Atiku was accused of demanding a bribe of $500,000 to facilitate the award of contracts to two American telecommunication firms in Nigeria, an allegation he denied.
His opponents had taunted him for staying away from the US but all that is now over.
On Thursday, he was accompanied by Senate President Bukola Saraki who is the director-general of his campaign; Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP and some key members of the opposition party.
Below is a video of his arrival: