Director General of the Atiku campaign organisation, Gbenga Daniel, has said officials of the United States (US) have been calling on the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to apply for his American visa.
Daniel, a former governor of Ogun state said this in an interview on Channels Television programme, Politics Today, on Wednesday.
”I can also confirm to you that in last few days that there have been signals from the American officials that he (Atiku) should indeed come forward so he can be granted the visa. So between you and I, all the issues are perception,” Daniel said.
Abubakar was alleged to have been boycotting travel to the US due to allegations of financial impropriety levelled against him, especially in the aftermath of a U.S. congressional report which probed his numerous international financial dealings.
His purported travel restriction to the US has been cited by Nigeria’s ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) as an evidence of their allegations that Abubakar, who is vying for the office of the president against President Muhammadu Buhari, is a corrupt person. Read more