If you’re a fan of the unifier, now’s the time to look away. The last time we brought you Atiku Abubakar-related gist, we answered the question of where he was and what he’s been up to. This time, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in a new situation: inside hot soup.
What’s the gist?
Well, Atiku had a week-long trip to the United States where he continued his campaign. The public reactions were mixed, ranging from satire to applause from his supporters who said his trip neutralised any rumours that he can’t set foot in the U.S. due to a corruption indictment.
But that’s just the appetiser. The real gist is that Atiku may have accumulated an unpaid debt of $5.9 million for the US visa.
According to The Nation, Legacy Logistics LLC Limited, the firm that reportedly secured Atiku’s visa, is yet to be paid. The candidate’s legal adviser, Prof. Maxwell Gidado (SAN), has said the company is lying and trying to extort Atiku..
If Atiku really needed to prove to us he could set his foot on US soil without being arrested, it appears the cost may have been way too steep.
How has Atiku responded?
For now, it appears the unifier is keeping his mouth shut on the matter. He hasn’t yet issued any statements addressing the report, and his spokespersons are unlooking.
While people online drag him for being an onigbese, he remains focused on his presidential campaign and is expected to be in Katsina on November 5, 2022. Maybe he’d have a response for us by then.