REVEALED: REAL REASON Atiku’s ‘US Trip’ Was Aborted
Earlier reports have it that Atiku who vehemently wants to become the next president come 2019, on Thursday, jetted out of the country to United Kingdom, immediately he was supposedly issued a visa and planned to travel to United States to counter the postulations of his opponents who alleged that he could not go to US without being arrested for corruption.
However on Sunday, Thecable gathered from sources the reason why Atiku could not travel to US as planned.
Also The Independent reports quoting an embassy source that the U.S. position on Atiku has not changed.
A family source confirmed to the Newspaper that Atiku only traveled to the UK and is also back in the country.
Sources’ by TheCable Newspaper suggested that Atiku aborted his US trip because he needs assurances that he would not be embarrassed over allegations of corruption for which Congressman William Jefferson and Siemens have been convicted.
Another source quoted by the Newspaper said that Atiku’s return was triggered by the launching of his party’s presidential campaign, which him (Atiku) is the center piece, and cannot afford to miss it on Monday.
“He will certainly travel to the US but the campaign cannot kick off in his absence. That would be ridiculous”, a source said.
However, one of his aides told TheCable that Atiku could not have traveled to the US when the PDP presidential campaign would be kicking off on Monday in Sokoto.
Recall that the minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed and the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs Lauretta Onochie had issued several statements claiming that Atiku would be arrested anytime he steps his foot in the United States for corruption charges.
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