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Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by 12Ebisco: 10:23pm On Oct 13, 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed an allegation by Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress that he had been mounting pressure on American authorities to expunge an alleged corruption case against opposition presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The APC said Mr Abubakar is wanted in the United States for fraud, claiming Mr Obasanjo was scheming to have the alleged charges dropped in order to clear the path for Mr Abubakar’s entry into that country.

Mr Abubakar has not been able to enter the U.S. since at least 2007 when he completed his two-term as vice-president, serving under Mr Obasanjo the entire eight years.

Mr Obasanjo and Mr Abubakar had been fiercely antagonistic of one another for several years, with the former president insisting he would never support his ex-vice-president’s political ambition.

The crisis was, however, resolved earlier this week when Mr Abubakar and a host of political and religious leaders visited him at home in Abeokuta and pleaded with him for forgiveness. Mr Obasanjo acquiesced, and promptly endorsed Mr Abubakar, who had a week ago emerged the presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

The APC said Mr Obasanjo’s purported intervention betrayed his “legendary hypocrisy and self-serving interest in national affairs.”

The ruling party did not accompany its claim with any evidence, and Mr Obasanjo’s spokesperson took its leaders to task in an interaction with PREMIUM TIMES Saturday afternoon.

“Baba cannot be responding to frivolous allegations by a vicious political party,” Mr Obasanjo’s spokesperson, Kehinde Akinyemi told PREMIUM TIMES. “Let them bring any shred of evidence to back their false claim.”

“It is unfortunate that they are trying to distract the attention of Nigerians in the lead up to a general election rather than focus on campaigning on serious issues to lift the country out of its current state,” Mr Akinyemi added.

Mr Abubakar was named in a broadband contract scandal while in office by American and Nigerian authorities, but he was never charged to court, much less found guilty, of the charges.


Still, his inability to travel to the U.S. for over a decade has made him vulnerable to corruption accusations, amidst broadening insinuations that corruption was responsible.

The presidential candidate has relentlessly pushed back against the allegations, and publicly said on several occasions that he applied for the U.S. visa but was declined more than once.

U.S. Embassy in Nigeria and the State Department in Washington have declined to clarify issues around Mr Abubakar’s visa, despite numerous media enquiries.

Reached for comments by PREMIUM TIMES Saturday, Yekini Nabena, a spokesperson for the APC who signed the statement accusing Mr Obasanjo, indicated he could not immediately present evidence to corroborate the allegations

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/290184-atiku-u-s-visa-obasanjo-speaks-on-apc-allegations.html

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:26pm On Oct 13, 2018
BABA de Baba....

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by rusher14: 10:26pm On Oct 13, 2018
Is his well documented corruption and inability to travel to the states, a place in which he even owned a home not a source for concern?

Obj it shalt nor be well with you.

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by gdonj1(m): 10:29pm On Oct 13, 2018
Am beginning to believe Buhari that Atiku is corrupt why would Atiku pick Peter Obi as VP when him alone can defeat APC without running mate, Picking Peter Obi as VP is corruption # AtikuObiForLife

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by ArchangeLucifer: 10:30pm On Oct 13, 2018
rusher14:
Is his well documented corruption and inability to travel to the states, a place in which he even owned a home not a source for concern?

Obj it shalt nor be well with you.


Is he campaigning for President of the United States?
What does he need to go to the US for?

Buhari went there and made an absolute fool of himself, his family & his cattle.

Is your brain running on Symbian OS?

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by NgeneUkwenu(f): 10:32pm On Oct 13, 2018
Atiku will be moving from one court to the other (like he did in 2007) to clear his name till Buhari is sworn in for the Second tenure..

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by ArchangeLucifer: 10:33pm On Oct 13, 2018
NgeneUkwenu:
Atiku will be moving from one court to other (like he did in 2007) to clear his name till Buhari is sworn in for the Second tenure..



And you'll be jumping from one moniker to the other after your lifeless boss is sent back to Daura next year, you PTSD-induced, obesity-stricken Twitter rumour-peddler.

*spits on your fractured zombiec skull angry

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by rusher14: 10:36pm On Oct 13, 2018
ArchangeLucifer:



Is he campaigning for President of the United States?
What does he need to go to the US for?

Buhari went there and made an absolute fool of himself, his family & his cattle.

Is your brain running on Symbian OS?

A thief of international repute is not already a disgrace you recidivist?

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by zombieTRACKER: 10:39pm On Oct 13, 2018
NgeneUkwenu:
Atiku will be moving from one court to the other (like he did in 2007) to clear his name till Buhari is sworn in for the Second tenure..


Zombies are walking dead

Idiotic pigs of Buhari have nothing upstairs except propaganda and falsehood

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by zombieTRACKER: 10:40pm On Oct 13, 2018
rusher14:


A thief of international repute is not already a disgrace you recidivist?

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by ArchangeLucifer: 10:40pm On Oct 13, 2018
rusher14:


A thief of international repute is not already a disgrace you recidivist?


Then why haven't the government extradited him to the US since Buhari came into power if they are aware of his crimes?

Your brain has been replaced with cow dung.

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by Bastonworld(m): 10:45pm On Oct 13, 2018
hmmm
Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by crimeboss: 10:58pm On Oct 13, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
BABA de Baba....

Where was all these rubbish u posted when atiku was financing buhari?, u are an hypocrite.

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by MichaelBukamzy(m): 11:25pm On Oct 13, 2018
Wow am glad,apc is in power and have started the opposition role. wailers will continue wailing.

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by Nobody: 11:25pm On Oct 13, 2018
Nigerians
Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by kinibigdeal(m): 11:26pm On Oct 13, 2018
NgeneUkwenu:
Atiku will be moving from one court to the other (like he did in 2007) to clear his name till Buhari is sworn in for the Second tenure..

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by Yankee101: 11:27pm On Oct 13, 2018
APC is frustrated obviously

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:28pm On Oct 13, 2018
AtikuLOOTED we call it! wink cheesy

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by SarkinYarki: 11:30pm On Oct 13, 2018
rusher14:
Is his well documented corruption and inability to travel to the states, a place in which he even owned a home not a source for concern?

Obj it shalt nor be well with you.

What is of greater concern to Nigerians right now is how to remove the inept dullard called Buhari from Aso rock before he makes Nigeria extinct

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by dawno2008(m): 12:36am On Oct 14, 2018
But when Atiku was with (APshitC)he was a saint but now a looter simply because he left the union
So is Akpabio a saint?

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by SarkinYarki: 12:54am On Oct 14, 2018
Useless APC

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by jchioma: 4:37am On Oct 14, 2018
ArchangeLucifer:



Is he campaigning for President of the United States?
What does he need to go to the US for?

Buhari went there and made an absolute fool of himself, his family & his cattle.

Is your brain running on Symbian OS?

He he he! Abeg, my belly wan burst with laughter. grin

Nigeria is a sovereign nation. U.S will not vote for Nigeria. Zombies wan distract us. 2019 general election will be issue based.

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by KingLennon(m): 5:46am On Oct 14, 2018
Nigerians should not kill themselves this is politics a very tricky and dirty game. Atiku was a saint when he finance Buhari's aspiration in 2015 now he decamped to PDP to contest we label him a thief. Did you not know about the looted money when he was in APC? How come APC never said it while he was with them? ATIKULATE before its too late

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by Legalaffairs(m): 7:42am On Oct 14, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
BABA de Baba....

NOPE.. JUST BECAUSE BUHARI CAME AND WE LOST THE TRACK OF THE LIGHT FROM THE END OG THE TUNNEL. HIS DARKNESS IS DEAFNING.

WE NEED TO REVERSE TO THE LEAD OF THOSE THAT MADE YOU US SIGHT THE LIGHT AT ALL AT ALL. THAT IS HOPE.

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by Flatheadpig: 8:01am On Oct 14, 2018
rusher14:
Is his well documented corruption and inability to travel to the states, a place in which he even owned a home not a source for concern?

Obj it shalt nor be well with you.

Amen

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by switch47(m): 8:07am On Oct 14, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
BABA de Baba....
who cares, it us because APC is worse than a coven, if you can not solve the so called problem of 16 years, why make it worse? What improvements have you made in 3 years, in fact the last three years has been more damaging than 146 years. APC is worse than a coven

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:10am On Oct 14, 2018
switch47:
who cares, it us because APC is worse than a coven, if you can not solve the so called problem of 16 years, why make it worse? What improvements have you made in 3 years, in fact the last three years has been more damaging than 146 years. APC is worse than a coven
switch..........

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by Ubongdemaga: 8:30am On Oct 14, 2018
Is USA our national headquarters? Is it a must that Atiku should go to USA?

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by Movic1(m): 9:08am On Oct 14, 2018
Before Election, They are Atikulating

After Election nko? Obituary....

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by zombieTRACKER: 9:08am On Oct 14, 2018
All progressive Cows bore me

Useless things

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Re: Atiku U.S. Visa: Obasanjo Speaks On APC Allegations by bibiking7(m): 9:09am On Oct 14, 2018




Politics is very dirty. We should be very mindful of things we say. After saying so many bad things about Atiku and even cursing himself, he has now turned around to say that he is supporting Atiku. This old man lacks integrity.
It is well.



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