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Buhari to Atiku: I was not banned from entering US for 15 years

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President Muhammadu Buhari has replied former Vice President  Atiku Abubakar who alleged that Buhari   was banned from the United States for about 15 years.

Atiku  dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) last week and is believed to be readying for a presidential run on trhe canopy of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Atiku had reportedly said that for about 15 years, Buhari could not enter the US because of issues that had to do with religion.

“For about 15 years, Buhari could not enter America on account of religious considerations,” Atiku had said.

But Buhari through Femi Adesina, his spokesperson, roundly debunks the allegation.

According to Adesina,“This fictive concoction being passed off as truth is mind boggling, coming from a former number two man of Nigeria, who should know the truth.

“At no time was President Buhari, as a private person, ever forbidden from entering any country in the world.

“Rather, the rest of the world has always held Muhammadu Buhari as a man of sterling qualities, strong on integrity, transparency and accountability.

“The same testimony is still borne of the Nigerian president by many world leaders today.

“It is curious that former VP Abubakar had been asked why he had not visited America for over a decade, something that had been a stubborn fact dogging his footsteps.

“Instead of answering directly, he begged the question, saying Buhari also had been disallowed from entering the same country for 15 years, before becoming president.

“We hereby make it resoundingly clear that what the former vice president said only exists in the realm of his imagination. If he has issues to settle with American authorities, he should do so, rather than clutch at a straw.”

“We hereby make it resoundingly clear that what the former vice president said only exists in the realm of his imagination. If he has issues to settle with American authorities, he should do so, rather than clutch at a straw.”

It was reported earlier that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar addressed the issue of his presidential ambition since his resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He former vice president left the APC and although he has not formally announced the party he will go to, there is high speculation that he will return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)