Buhari Was Denied US Visa For 15 Years–Atiku

By Ikenga Chronicles December 3, 2017

Buhari Was Denied US Visa For 15 Years–Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said that President Muhammadu Buhari was denied visa to travel to America for 15 years on account of religious considerations.

Atiku stated this in a no-holds-barred interview with Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Chief Dele Momodu.

When asked how come he has been running away from the United States of America, Atiku replied: “It is the sole prerogative of America to determine who they want in their country or not. I’m not running away from America. I applied but wasn’t issued a visa.

“However, they did not decline me categorically either. They’ve only said my application is going through an administrative process. This is not peculiar to me. For about 15 years, Buhari could not enter America on account of religious considerations.

“The current Indian Prime Minister, Modi, suffered the same fate for years. Today, he is being treated to red carpet treatment in America. I fly to different parts of the world, including Europe, if America wanted me, it would be so easy for them to reach out to their allies…”

When asked why he did he not wait to contest the primaries in APC first and see the outcome before running away, he said:

“After Buhari won the election, he was no longer interested in the party that made him President. Every activity stopped and not even the party Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, could take any decision. I called Chief Oyegun a few times to tell him our party was dying slowly but he told me he would not do anything unless he got clearance from the President. At a stage, I gathered about 18 prominent members and began to meet in the hope that we can re-energise party activities, but some people lied to the President that I wanted to use the forum to launch my Presidential campaign. That forum became simply dead on arrival. No BOT, no NEC meetings, as stipulated in our constitution. The party became a one-man property. Everyone grumbles behind the President’s back but they are too timid to raise a voice against the illegalities being perpetuated. I should be bold enough to know what I want and can do so at my age, so I decided to leave.”

When asked if he gets the PDP ticket, if he is confident he can beat a sitting President and Buhari for that matter, he revealed:

“I will definitely beat him this time. He has wasted a lot of his massive goodwill. A lot of people are disgruntled but keeping quiet and lying low. Our youths are suffering terribly and now they are being sold into slavery. Everyone knows my track record of inviting and attracting a good team and giving them the opportunity to work professionally. Nigerians are tired of leaders who cannot think big and work big. Dele, I will be ready from day one.”