Outgoing governor of the state of Ekiti (source Facebook)

Former Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has lambasted the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for searching Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar after his return to Nigeria from UAE.

Concise News reported that the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections was searched by security agents as he returned to Nigeria on Sunday.

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It was gathered that the former Vice President returned from Dubai in a private jet around 12am, after spending over two weeks outside the country.

Reacting in a post on his Twitter page, Fayose wrote: “When dictatorship is closer to its inglorious end, it employs all tactics including, the most absurd.

“Subjecting a former VP of Nigeria to all manners of embarrassment at the Airport just because he is now the candidate of the PDP is not unexpected. His time is up!”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Government has said the travel bag of Atiku Abubakar was searched by security operatives because checks at the airport are mandatory and conventional.

The country’s Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, dismissed the allegation that Atiku was intimidated by security operatives on arrival from Dubai.