Presidency spent billions to prevent Atiku from travelling to US – PDP

The PDP has accused the presidency of working overtime to prevent Atiku Abubakar from visiting the United States of America

The opposition party claimed that presidency spent billions of naira to prevent Atiku’s trip to US

The party claimed that the presidency also levelled spurious allegations against the PDP presidential candidate to prevent the US trip

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of spending several billions of nair to prevent former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, from visiting the United States of America.

The PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO)’s director of media and publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the opposition party, All Progressives Congress and the presidency, were worried that Atiku will win the upcoming presidential election, Daily Trust reports.

Ologbondiyan said: “Buhari Presidency should hide its face in shame that after spending billions of naira in propaganda to stop the trip, Atiku, freely travelled to the United States.

“President Buhari and the APC were so disturbed about Atiku’s acceptance by the international community that they wasted billions of naira from the coffers of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to organise a failed protest in the United States.

“When that failed, they attempted to use the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to threaten and level spurious allegations against Atiku Abubakar, which also came to naught, as the entire world saw through the fabrications.”

It was earlier reported that the north west zonal office of the ruling APC said the visit of Atiku Abubakar to the United State of America (USA) as ‘an exercise in futility.’

Alhaji Abdulmanaf Mohammed-Daura, the zonal organising secretary of the APC, made the declaration in an interview in Daura on Sunday, January 20.

Mohammed-Daura said the visit would not add any political value to the PDP presidential candidate or stop President Muhammadu Buhari from winning the presidential election with wide margin.

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