Atiku Abubakar Visits United States after 12 years
The Wazirin Adamawa and Peoples Democratic Party Presidential[PDP} candidate Abubakar Atiku has arrived Washington DC on a visit to the United States, the first time after 12 years.
The former vice president was accompanied by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Director General of his campaign, former governor Gbenga Daniel.
“Atiku is expected to hold meeting with US government officials, united states business community and the Nigerian community. He will return to the country on Saturday, to continue with his campaign.
The former custom Boss had been unable to visit the United States since he left office as Nigeria’s vice president in 2007 because the US government did not grant him entry visa.
The possibility of an imminent to the US since a travel restriction to the country was reportedly lifted, has been long debated.
The earlier avoidance is allegedly as a result of many reports placing him in danger of an arrest due to his connection with a US Congressman Williams Jefferson. Atiku had reportedly facilitated a deal with the legislator to help with improving broadband services in Nigeria when he was Vice-President.