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|BREAKING: Atiku Arrives US, To Speak At Chamber Of Commerce by Blacksodje(m): 5:19pm On Jan 17|
BREAKING: Atiku arrives US, to speak at Chamber of Commerce
Mayowa Tijani in On the GoTop Stories
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will be speaking at the United States Chamber of Commerce in DC on Friday, TheCable can report.
The former vice-president is expected to speak at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, from 2:30pm to 4pm.
The private roundtable, which is hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and the US Africa Business Centre, is expected to hold at 1615 H street, NW 20062.
TheCable had reported that Atiku had been issued with a US visa for the first time in 13 years.
TheCable can also confirm that the former vice-president, who has been unable to enter the US for years, arrived in the US on Thursday.
His row with the US authorities began after the FBI investigated a bribery scandal involving William Jefferson, former US congressman, in 2004.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has repeatedly said he was running away from investigations by the US authorities.
Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC, had said Atiku could not travel everywhere, asking Nigerians to elect President Muhammadu Buhari whom he said could go everywhere.
“We have a president whose integrity cannot be faulted anywhere in the world, but the PDP has a presidential candidate who can only travel to Dubai,” Oshiomhole had said.
Atiku was accused of demanding a bribe of $500,000 to facilitate the award of contracts to two American telecommunication firms in Nigeria.
The FBI had searched his residence in the posh neighbourhood of Potomac, Maryland, but no money was found.
The investigators had videotaped Jefferson, who was the congressman representing Louisiana, receiving $100,000 worth of $100 bills which he claimed was meant for Atiku, but the former vice-president has consistently denied the allegation.
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo was said to have been very instrumental in the process which made the US grant Atiku the visa.
Atiku is expected to hold consultative forum with Nigerians in diaspora, as TheCable initially reported.
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|Re: BREAKING: Atiku Arrives US, To Speak At Chamber Of Commerce by bedspread: 5:23pm On Jan 17|
HY BIIII PEEEE LOADING....
GreenLand Aka mannabbqgrills
And other Bmc stalwarts should be Watched and Checked closely.. No one should be allowed to commit Sucide
|Re: BREAKING: Atiku Arrives US, To Speak At Chamber Of Commerce by Luckyroro(m): 5:25pm On Jan 17|
|Re: BREAKING: Atiku Arrives US, To Speak At Chamber Of Commerce by Racoon(m): 5:25pm On Jan 17|
"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."-Sen. Shehu SaniAPC nightmare have come to pass.So what next now?
|Re: BREAKING: Atiku Arrives US, To Speak At Chamber Of Commerce by Maxymilliano(m): 5:32pm On Jan 17|
A big blow to Oshiomole ...
|Re: BREAKING: Atiku Arrives US, To Speak At Chamber Of Commerce by Topccy007z: 6:30pm On Jan 17|
|Re: BREAKING: Atiku Arrives US, To Speak At Chamber Of Commerce by Mynd44: 7:03pm On Jan 17|
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