In recent times there have been a lot of talk about the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Atiku Abubakar’s fear to travel to the United States, however; that myth was dispelled yesterday when he arrived in Washington DC ahead of the forthcoming elections this year.
Watchers see this move as one one made to take the steam outs of the opposition party’s strong points, the allegation that because of some unsettled criminal deeds Atiku committed with his 4th wife, an American, he could not travel to the United States of America thus crossing one of the most serious political hurdles on his path ahead of the upcoming general elections.
This ends a 12-year deprivation of visa to a country in which he once lived and owned properties. Abubakar’s arrival in the U.S. may rattle the ruling All Progressives Congress, which has taunted him for his inability to enter the U.S. for over a decade.
Sources say that Alhaji Abubakar is billed to speak at a forum by the American Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. and as well as attend other meetings aimed at boosting his presidential election standing, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar is also billed meet with the Nigerian business community in the U.S., according to a statement by his Media Adviser Paul Ibeh yesterday.
According to the media aide,
“Yesterday, Abubakar met with the business community in Lagos at an interactive session to unveil his plans to get Nigeria working again.
“Yesterday morning, he left Abuja accompanied by the Director-General of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation and Senate President Bukola Saraki for the United States.
“Atiku Abubakar will in the course of his trip hold meetings with the U.S. government officials, the business community and the Nigerian community,”
In a hilarious note, the Senator representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani in a tweet jibed the ruling APC
“I think say una dey brag and una dey make mouth say the man no fit go America. Now as the man don go and dey no catch am, make una kuku take style change una talk before shame come catch una.
“Make una say na sambisa he no go fit go, make una say na those press people change una talk, if una Dey follow that Lai lai na so linesmen una go be for lie lie. Abegi.”