Atiku lied about Buhari’s entrance to the United States – Presidency
The Presidency has responded to claim by the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar that Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari was banned from entering the United States of America.
Atiku during an interview with Ovation Magazine claimed that Buhari was not allowed entry into the states for religious reasons for 15 years.
Responding through the Special Assistant Femi Adesina, Buhari said he was a man held in high esteem by international communities contrary to the former VP claims.
“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.”