The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed reports that he’s on the watch list of the United States, US.
Atiku described the report as a recycled and regurgitated lie aimed at diverting attention from the US recent Visa ban threat. The former Vice President insisted that he has never been charged to court by the US Justice Department.
Speaking through his spokesman, Paul Ibe, the former VP explained that the report which resurfaced barely 24 hours after the just concluded governorship election in Edo State was a cause for concern. A statement signed by Ibe explained that the former Vice President and his family keep a clean business portfolio.
Ibe also recalled how the former presidential candidate had travelled to the US, prior to the last presidential election in Nigeria. According to Ibe, the former presidential candidate steers clear of government resources in the course of his businesses.
The statement reads: “Atiku Abubakar is not under any US watch list, neither has he been charged, or will ever be charged by the United States Justice Department or any other in a foreign jurisdiction.