Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has reacted to a statement by the federal government, urging the U.S not to grant Atiku Abubakar visa.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, recently during an interactive session with newsmen advised the United States, against granting visa to presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for now. According to Mr Mohammed, though he knows that the prerogative to grant anyone visa, lies solely with the U.S, but granting Atiku visa now, would be confused as endorsing one candidate against the other.
However, in his reaction, Shehu Sani said it would be very unpatriotic to ask another country not to grant visa to a candidate, especially when the person has no proven criminal case or has breached a national or international law.
Telling a foreign country not to grant visa to your fellow citizen on the ground that he is a candidate;and with no ‘proven case of criminal offense ’ or breach of national or international law,is not just an unpatriotic act but a condemnable act.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) November 30, 2018