The All Progressives Congress, APC, US chapter has said that the visit of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to the USA changes nothing, as a “thief remains a thief. ”
This was made to known by the US chapter chairman, Adesegun Labinjo. According to him, “the questionable character of the individual does not evaporate because he has stepped on the soil of America”.
This comes after the party had taunted the former vice President for his inability to travel to America, for many years. The campaign against Atiku, heightened, soon after he was chosen as the PDP presidential candidate.
See statement below
“A thief remains a thief no matter where he or she visits. Obviously, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku has every reason to have kept off the USA given the cloak of corruption he is wearing.
“After a long spell of noticeable absence and factual concerns about Alhaji Abubakur Atiku’s antecedents in the USA arising from his dealings with former Congressman William Jefferson of Louisiana, who was convicted and served a jail term on account of bribery resulting from a telecommunication transaction in Nigeria, Atiku is now here again in the US.
“Congressional records point to the fact that Atiku engaged in money laundering through his wife who was then resident in the USA. We see Atiku, who is the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria, as a self-centered corrupt Vice President under President Obasanjo’s regime.
“Certainly, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku‘s entry and presence in the USA is a mockery of President Bush Presidential Proclamation 7750 which affirms the denial of US visa to foreign officials involved with corruption and other supporting legislations by the congress. APC-USA believes that Alhaji Abubakar Atiku should be held accountable for his involvement in money laundering.”