I was denied US Visa, not banned – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has explained why he could not enter the United States, there were reports that Mr. Abubakar was avoiding a trip to America because he fears a warrant was out for his arrest there.

Mr. Abubakar, responded to the allegations  in an interview published by The Boss newspaper that he had actually made attempt to visit the U.S. but was denied on administrative grounds.

“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 administrative process,” Mr. Abubakar told the paper published by Dele Momodu.

“It is the sole prerogative of America to determine who they want in their country or not. I’m not running away from America,” Mr. Abubakar added.

The former vice-president said such administrative denials were not unique to him, saying President Muhammadu Buhari could not also enter the country for 15 years due to his religious views.

Source: ( Premium Times)

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