2019 Elections Watch: How my problems with Buhari started - Atiku opens up
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2019 Elections Watch: How my problems with Buhari started – Atiku opens up

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Ex-vice president and 2019 Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has said that he is not disturbed about his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo’s stance against his presidential ambition.

Speaking in a BBC Hausa programme on Saturday, Atiku said; “if it is the Will of God that I will be a president who can be challenged God’s Authority.”

The Turakin Adamawa confirmed that he was denied Visa when he wanted to travel to the United States sometime ago, saying, what they told me was my application for a visa was denied because it was passing through the administrative process.

When he was asked how he intends to become president without visiting America, Atiku retorted that must someone travel to America if he is elected the president, saying, it is a constitutional issue or what?

“I can be president without going to America”

Atiku also spoke on a recent controversy trailing the auction of a house he owns in the US, stating that the house belonged to his wife, not him.

“All my wives own houses and this particular house that people are talking about is not mine but belonged to one of my wives and she sold the house and was not auctioned as it has been reported.”

He also disclosed the rift between him and Buhari attributing it to the inability of President Buhari to control issues in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“After 2015 general election, I met the president. I told him the activities of the party have been crippled and there is a need for restructure. Also, I advised the president on issues concerning his administration. I said to him, if things continued like this, I will quit, but Mr Buhari turned deaf ears and remained mum.

If Nigerians can recall, we initiated the Economic and Financial (Crimes) Commission (EFCC). I’m the person that sourced from the takeoff funds for the EFCC.

In this administration (Buhari’s), there are people that are untouchable, they are doing things that are not in order but they are being shielded by the government. If elected Nigeria’s president, my administration will not spare any personality. When I was in (at) the helm (of affairs), none of my relatives or friends was found wanting.”

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Updated on May 1, 2018 at 11:14 am