There were strong indications, on Saturday, that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, may have finally secured a visa to enable him to visit the United States.
Checks within the main opposition party and the campaign organisation of the candidate said Atiku had since left the country as a prelude to visiting the US.
Efforts to get the his spokesman, Paul Ibe, to confirm the development did not succeed last night as calls put through to his phone were not responded to, but it was learnt the he might leave for Us today.
An online news platform, TheCable even reported that a family source confirmed that the former vice-president had indeed left Nigeria for the United Kingdom, where he will spend some time before flying to the US.
Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had last Thursday cautioned the US against…
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