- The director general of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has challenged Atiku Abubakar to reveal his status on US immigration
- According too him, Abubakar’s inability to visit the US has made him a less attractive candidate for 2019 presidential seat
- He said President Buhari remains the best among candidate among those seeking the 2019 presidency
The director general of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has called on former vice president Atiku Abubakar to come clean on his United States immigration status after the latter's Saturday, July 21 rally to declare his intention to run for presidency.
Okechukwu hinted that Atiku has been banned from entering the United States. He added that Atiku, if elected into power in 2019 would not be able to provide adequate security for the country if he can't even enter the US.
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The Punch reports that Okechukwu said that Abubakar’s inability to visit the US made him a less attractive option than the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was hosted in the White House shortly after he assumed office.
The VON DG, while speaking to journalists in Enugu, challenged Abubakar to authorise the United States Border Authority to make public his immigration status.
He said: “Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, few weeks after the inauguration, was honoured with a red carpet reception at the White House.
“A presidential contest is like a beauty contest, and Buhari remains the best among those parading themselves to be President in 2019.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the governor of Adamawa state, Muhammadu Bindow, has denied funding the Saturday, July 21, rally of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.
He said reports that he spent N70million to foot the rally where Atiku declared his intention to run for presidency is not true.
Bindow, in a statement on Sunday by his special adviser, press and media affairs, Martins Dickson, described the reports as malicious and an attempt to blackmail him.
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