The United States has finally granted Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) visa to travel into their country any time.
A family source disclosed this to TheCable on Saturday
The source also added that he has exited Nigeria for the UK, where he will spend some time before flying to the US.
The issuing of this visa is against the warning by the Nigerian Government.
Just last Thursday, Lai Mohammed, the minister of information implored the US government to be cautious in granting that visa so that such will not be misconstrued as an endorsement of the PDP presidential candidate.
Notably, the former president
Olusegun Obasanjo was said to have played to a “critical” role in getting the
American government to issue the visa to his former deputy with whom he was estranged for almost 15 years.
Atiku has not been to the US in
13 years, initially fueling speculations that he might be avoiding possible arrest or prosecution.