Saraki denies Atiku traveled to America as aide

Saraki denies Atiku traveled to America as aide

- Bukola Saraki has denied claims that former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar traveled to the United States of America as his aide

- The All Progressives Congress (APC), had prior to Atiku's travel, challenged the former vice president to travel to America

- Saraki who is also director-general of Atiku Campaign Council challenged President Buhari to a debate

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki has denied claims that former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who is also the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) traveled to the United States of America as his aide.

The All Progressives Congress (APC), had prior to Atiku's travel, challenged the former vice president to travel to America.

Saraki disclosed this while answering questions on African Independent Television (AIT) Kaakaki, on Wednesday, January 23.

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“That's not true,” Saraki was quoted to have said by Premium Times. “He applied for his visa, he was invited to a function. How do you do that, to say he traveled as somebody’s aide? That’s ridiculous. It’s like there is a whole sort of lies and propaganda to Nigerians.

“They’ve been saying how can we have a president that can’t go to America? It was important for us to settle that. They’ve always said he can’t go, now when he has gone to America, instead of them to move on, they now come up with he went as my aide. How do you do that? He got his visa on his own merit.”

Going further, Saraki who is also director-general of Atiku Campaign Council challenged President Buhari to a debate just as his presidential candidate did.

“We are ready any time. We came back all the way from America because we got information that the president will be there. We cut our trip short to come quickly back to attend that and that is the focus. Anytime, we are ready for it. We are telling the president, choose a day and time and we will be there.”

Saraki also revealed why the national assembly stood down the option of overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the electoral bill.

Buhari had vetoed the bills four times.According to Saraki, the veto could not get enough numbers.

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“Today, it is clear that people are taking positions along parties like APC, legislators are supporting their president. We have elections and I don’t think they will go against their president. So, there’s no way we could have gotten the veto,” Saraki said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported the wife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate, Titi Abubakar, urged Nigerians to vote her husband, Atiku, as president to liberate the country from what she termed bondage.

Titi told attendees at a Town Hall meeting in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital that Atiku had the requisite experience to revive the nation’s economy, having served as vice-president for eight years.

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