The Director, Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Marketing campaign Organisation, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN), says the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, could quickly be given a United States visa as a result of he’s a candidate for the Presidency.
Keyamo stated this in a press release on Sunday whereas reacting to allegations levelled in opposition to his principal by Atiku’s marketing campaign workforce.
He stated US Congress in a report titled, ‘Holding overseas corruption out of the US’, featured Atiku as one of many 4 infamous instances of cash laundering on this planet!
The senior advocate stated, “Atiku’s co-conspirators, Williams Jefferson and Siemens within the bribery deal have been convicted and Jefferson went to jail. By operating for President of Nigeria, Atiku intends to get some immunity from prosecution.
“Already he’s hoping to acquire a visa to go to the US, as a visitor of the State Division, a concession that the US will grant to a Presidential candidate of Africa’s largest nation.”
He stated the congress report famous that Jennifer Douglas Abubakar, a US citizen, who’s the fourth spouse of Atiku, from 2000 to 2008, helped her husband carry over $40m in suspect funds into the US together with not less than $1.7m in bribe funds from Siemens AG, a German company, and over $38m from little identified offshore firms.
Keyamo stated quite than reply to the allegations, Atiku just a few days in the past, referred to as President Muhammadu Buhari over sure allegations of “corrupt practices” which the President allegedly condones in his authorities.
The senior advocate stated the US Division of Justice’s declare that Atiku was not beneath investigation didn’t exonerate the previous Vice-President.
He added, “How can we as a nation find yourself with anybody with this sordid file regionally and internationally? We’ve heard the lame defence that the US Justice Division stated it has no pending case in opposition to Atiku Abubakar. That’s solely a defence for the ignorant ones.
“Within the US, there are indictments the Justice Division can affirm to the world. However there’s one other class of indictments referred to as sealed indictments that the Justice Division can’t affirm to anybody. These indictments are sealed beneath the orders of a Choose.
“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has a sealed indictment ready for him within the US. The day he visits the US, not as a candidate in an election, he’ll face prices.”
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