The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will visit the United States by the end of November, in an attempt to dispel rumors that he had been barred from visiting the country and could be arrested over corruption related allegation.
Former media aide to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe made the disclosure on his verified Twitter handle on Sunday. He said Atiku "will be traveling to the US for official and some public engagements by the end of Nov 2018.”
The post reads
“Atiku contested Presidency in 2007 under AC. Nobody called him a thief then, neither was he known then to be corrupt. I often wonder if the Atiku running for President today is the same that ran in 2007. This orchestrated campaign of calumny against Atiku will not stand because it’s false.
“Concerning the little understood but copiously exaggerated supposed travel ban on Atiku. His Excellency and incoming President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will be traveling to the US for official and some public engagements by the end of Nov 2018.”
Okupe's statement is coming few days after Atiku Presidential Campaign Director General, Gbenga Daniel disclosed that the US Embassy had signaled Atiku to come for Visa.