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Atiku Fears Arrest In US, Returns To Nigeria

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar wiping tears from his eyes Former vice president has explained his reason for crying when he was presented with the PDP presidential nomination form in Abuja. The support groups of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday purchased for him the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms for the 2019 presidential election. The group led by Princess Adekemi-Adesanya Eboda, National President and Global Coordinator for Women and Youth Support for Atiku (WAYS) presented the forms to Abubakar at his campaign office in Abuja. The coordinator said they resolved to tax themselves to raise the funds for the forms as expression of their commitment to support Atiku in his presidential bid. Eboda said that Nigerians, especially women were looking up to Abubakar to rescue the country. “I speak the voice of millions of mothers in Nigeria who bear the brunt of the gale of jobs losses in the country. “I speak on behalf of women of this country urging you to rescue Nigeria from this current bad situation. “To show you that we are solidly behind you, we have chosen to purchase your nomination form and expression of interest form from the PDP to contest for president in 2019 and we shall give you all of our support,” she said. A leader of one of the groups, Mr Edwin Adai on behalf of all the groups, presented the forms to Abubakar. Why is Atiku crying? Abubakar, who was emotional during the remarks, said that Eboda succeeded in making him to weep because her remarks reflected the situations of the country. “This is because she aptly described the challenges every Nigerian is facing in this country today and she believed honestly and sincerely from the bottom of her heart that I could be an instrument to addressing those challenges’’. He commended the decision of the groups for buying him the forms saying that it was the first time in his political career that his supporters would show him such love. “I have been in politics for the past three decades and in those three decades I have only been on the ballot for the presidential election only once and that was in 2007. The weeping presidential aspirant “But not once in those three decades have I received this much love from the people as you have done today by choosing to purchase nomination forms on my behalf. “By this action, there is a pact between you and me that we are going to do this work together. “Just as you gathered here together, we shall enter the race for the PDP nomination together and together also into the general election. “And by the grace of God and through your hard work, I believe that we are going to win together”, Abubakar said. Join The Conversation 7 Comments Chukwubuezeogeniile says: September 1, 2018 at 4:53 am He should actually cry for his sins. But untill he returns all he looted, there is no forgiveness. Reply Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan says: September 1, 2018 at 3:25 am Even, if the epitome of looting,stealing and embezzlement, of our tax-payers funds and asset,PDP issued Atiku Abubakar, the nomination certificate to bid for the 2019 presidential election, the fact is that Alhaj Atiku Abubakar’s names are on the USA-FBI, wanted list for bribery crimes as a result of Atiku Abubakar’s corruption action under chief Olusegun Obasanjo, between 1999 to 2007, with regard to an American oil exploration contract-bid for oil exploration contracts in Nigeria, to which bribes kept for Atiku Abubakar, was detected in the freezer, of a former American congressman,William Jefferson, who was prosecuted and jailed for the crime. Alhaj Atiku Abubakar, is a damaged political product for 2019, and other future presidential election in Nigeria, with his dented image and corruption stains internationally. Reply emeka ubah says: September 1, 2018 at 2:06 am Atiku don’t need to be president to help poor suffering Nigerian masses, Atiku have money to build schools and give scholarships to the poor nigerians are other things to benefit the poor suffering masses, crocodile tears Reply Monday ekeh says: September 1, 2018 at 2:02 am Crying because there is no peace for the wicked, Atiku is one of the looters that puts nigerians into this hunger and poverty, the God of the poor must fight for the poor and disgrace the high place wicked and corrupt nigerians, government can not arrest you guy’s but God of the poor must disgrace all of you, ln Jesus name amen Reply David Adetutu says: September 1, 2018 at 1:35 am We expect you to shed tears that you are one of the reasons Nigeria is at low ebb, you are one of the reasons for the myriads of problems we have in Nigeria. You just started, soon you will look for tears you will not see, you will look for death, but not find. Idiot! Reply Babz says: September 1, 2018 at 12:46 am #lolz Nigerians are not idiots and fools! We are not gullible! Go to hell with your fake cry Reply coslads says: September 1, 2018 at 12:44 am Abubakar Atiku, you wept because you are thinking of prison life that awaits you. Ekun o de be. Weeping cannot stop you from going to prison. Nigeria will laugh last Reply Post a Comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Most Read Buhari receives Angela Merkel at Aso Rock 2019: Saraki’s Ward rejects him, says tired of dynasty Photo News: Why is Atiku crying? 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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has returned to Abuja after failing to secure assurances from the US Department of Justice that he will not be arrested in the United States.

Atiku who was reported to have been granted a US visa to travel to the United States was in London on Thursday prior to his departure to the United States.

A group, Initiative To Save Democracy said that it has credible information that the PDP presidential candidate returned to Nigeria after failing to secure assurances from the US Department of Justice that he will not be arrested if he sets his foot on the soil of the United States.

TheCable had reported exclusively that the Waziri Adamawa secured a US visa and had travelled to the United Kingdom from where he will fly into the United states where he had not been able to step foot for more than 13 years.

But the group in a statement signed by its president, Akinloye James said Atiku had on Thursday travelled to the United Kingdom after securing a United States Visa from where he hopes to travel to the United States.

“His mission in the United Kingdom is to get the British Government to help him secure the assurances of the United States Department of Justice that he will not be arrested upon setting foot in US soil. But the British government is reported to have informed Abubakar that the US Department of Justice has made it clear that it cannot guarantee he will not be arrested.”

Atiku has refused to travel to the United States since the case of money laundering allegation involving him and a US congressman, Williams Jefferson came to limelight.

His counterpart in the United States, Williams Jefferson has already served jail term and made to refund part of the money traced to him for money laundering, but Atiku has since been walking free even though he has been unable to set foot in the US.

Having failed to secure the assurances of the British government and fearing that he may be arrested by the International Police (InterPol), Atiku quickly returned to Nigeria to forestall any possible arrest.

Paul Ibe, Head of the Atiku Media Office who has been speaking on behalf of the PDP presidential candidate prior to appointing a spokesman for his campaign tweeted a while ago that Atiku has since returned to Abuja.

”HE@atiku embarked on a private visit to the United Kingdom on Thursday shortly after the inauguration of his Presidential Campaign Council. He has since returned back to Abuja. #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain” Ibe tweeted

His tweet counters report by TheCable that Atiku will spend sometime in the United Kingdom before traveling to the United States.

“Report that Atiku obtained US Visa and travelled to the UK may be true, but the part that he would be traveling to the US is completely false,” Mr James said.

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