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Obasanjo putting pressure on U.S. to lift visa ban on Atiku – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, as a hypocrite and self-serving for allegedly putting pressure on the United States authorities to lift a visa ban on Atiku Abubakar.

Mr Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The ruling party said this in a statement by its spokesperson, Yekini Nabena, on Friday.

The APC said it has credible reports that Mr Obasanjo made moves to secure United States entry visa for Mr Abubakar.

“It is learnt that the former president who during and after leaving office insisted on Atiku’s unsuitability to govern Nigeria based on his knowledge of the latter’s extensive corrupt practices while he served as Vice President, is lobbying US authorities to withdraw the ban reportedly placed on Atiku from entering the United States following a 2005 $500,000 bribery scandal that involved Atiku, his fourth wife, Jennifer and former United States Congressman, William Jefferson.

“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s intervention in Alh. Abubakar Atiku’s ban from the United States of America is evidence of Obasanjo’s legendary hypocrisy and self-serving interest in national affairs,” Mr Nabena said.

This is coming a day after Mr Obasanjo endorsed Mr Abubakar for president, making a U-turn from his previous stand.

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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