Atiku’s visit to US a mockery of Presidential Proclamation 7750, says APC in United States


All Progressive Congress, USA Chapter, has described the entry of Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku’s entry into the U.S., as “a mockery of the country’s stand” against foreign officials involved with corruption.

The group said this in a statement jointly signed by its National Chairman Prof. Adeshegun Labinjo, BOT Chairman, Dele Alade, and National Secretary, Mrs. Ronke Ekwensi.

“Certainly, Atiku’s entry and presence in the US is a mockery of President Bush’s Presidential Proclamation 7750.

“The proclamation affirms the denial of U.S. visa to foreign officials involved with corruption and other supporting legislation by the Congress,” the group said.

It, however, said it did not object to Atiku or any Nigerian gaining entry into USA once they meet the entry visa requirements into the country.

“However, after a long spell of noticeable absence and factual concerns about Atiku’s antecedents in the U.S., arising from his dealings with former Congressman William Jefferson of Louisiana, who was convicted and served a jail term on account of bribery resulting from a telecommunication transaction in Nigeria, Atiku is now here again in the U.S.,” it stated

According to the group, Congressional records point to the fact that Atiku engaged in money laundering through his wife who was then resident in the U.S.

“APC-USA believes that Atiku should be held accountable for his involvement in money laundering,” it stated.


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