Atiku Reveals Why He Could Not Travel To USA For The Past 13 Years

Published 1 year ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 18-01-2019 08:25PM (1 year ago)

(18068 | Hero) Online (m)

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who arrived the US yesterday January 17th, has explained why he stayed away from the country for 13 years. He explained this in an interview with VOA Hausa Service in Washington DC

Read excerpts from the interview below

VOA: What has been in the news for many years has come to past right now I’m together with the former Vice President of Nigeria and the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he had just returned from some interactive session with some high ranking Congress Men and Women. Your excellency, now that you have visited Washington D.C, does it have to do with those who said you cannot come to the United State of America or the visit is for what purpose?

Atiku: Aliyu I told you before that my coming to the United States is in the hands of Americans, if they decided to issue a Visa to me I will definitely come and if they refused to give me I cannot come. And now they have issued it to me and I am here. I’m having some positive discussions with some of the officials. I was in the Congress and I had discussions with some high ranking Congress men and Women about Nigeria and how Nigeria intends to improve her relationship with the United States of America.

VOA: After visiting the Congress, do you intend to meet with some other people?

Atiku: Yes, by tomorrow (Friday) I will go to the State Department in order to have vital discussions with some of their officials.

VOA: Will you also meet with the members of the United States Chamber of Commerce?

Atiku: Yes, I will meet them tomorrow (Friday) by the Grace of God.

VOA: Who invited you to the United State?

Atiku: I was invited by many organizations in the United States.

VOA: Before some people are saying that you cannot come to the United States of America but now you are here people will stop doubting.

Atiku: The whole thing is about misinformation

VOA: What do you mean by misinformation?

Atiku: Because for a very long time they have been lying to them (Nigerians) and they agreed; I tried to explain to them but they refused to listen. And I hope now people are going to understand.

VOA: Your coming to America has shown that you are going to have some interactions with some top officials of the United States are they in support of your candidacy?

Atiku: Yes.

VOA: Are you convinced that the United States Government is in support of your candidacy?

Atiku: There is no doubt because the United States is ready to support any country that is practicing democracy.

VOA: People know you as a businessman; do you think that your business background and experience will influence the United States Government to support you?

Atiku: One good thing is that Nigeria is a country that is practicing democracy and everyone knows that we have played a significant role and have done a lot to sustain democratic governance in Nigeria and it is very important.

Knowman at 18-01-2019 09:03PM (1 year ago)
(810 | Upcoming) (m)

Omoo this people you de meet when government is on shut down,  na ghosts, and why American government? Abi na Americans de cast vote for Nigeria now?
kp45 at 18-01-2019 09:29PM (1 year ago)
(10324 | Hero) (m)

I see
Patode at 18-01-2019 09:44PM (1 year ago)
(383 | Upcoming) (m)

Our third case history examines Jennifer Douglas, a U.S. citizen and a wife of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and former presidential candidate in Nigeria. From 2000 to 2008, she helped her husband bring more than $40 million in suspect money into the United States through wire transfers from offshore corporations. Ms. Douglas is alleged in a 2008 civil complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to have received $2.8 million in bribe payments from a German conglomerate, Siemens AG. Siemens has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and settled civil charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and told the Subcommittee that it sent payments to her account at Citibank. The Subcommittee located three wire transfers substantiating $1.7 million in payments from Siemens to Ms. Douglas in 2001 and 2002.
Of the $40 million, the Subcommittee traced nearly $25 million in offshore wire transfers into U.S. accounts controlled by Ms. Douglas, provided primarily by three offshore corporations called LetsGo, Sima Holdings, and Guernsey Trust Company. The five banks holding her accounts were generally unaware of Ms. Douglas’ PEP status, and did not subject her accounts to enhanced monitoring, despite multiple, incoming wire transfers from Switzerland and Nigeria. One bank took seven years to find out she was a PEP; after it did, it reviewed her account activity and closed her accounts.
Atiku as a person was not indicted.
Asterimou at 18-01-2019 11:43PM (1 year ago)
(1063 | Gistmaniac) (m)

So the US actually decline to issue you a visa? Then the rumor is correct that you can't enter America. Thank you god Buhari who made this possible. Thief!