Fresh Findings indicate that the Presidential Candidate of the peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar was not given any Visa by the United States government.
Contrary to widespread reports on Saturday that Atiku was on his way to the US after a 13 year ban, an Embassy source reveals that the US position on Atiku has not changed.
A Family Source also revealed that the former VP did not even apply for a Visa from the U.S Embassy.
The Federal Government fearing that the U.S. wanted to grant Atiku visa had cautioned that it would mean endorsing him for the 2019 election.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the government position at an interactive session with media executives in Abuja on Thursday. Mohammed had said that the government was aware of the move by the former Vice President to lobby the U.S. to lift the visa ban imposed on him.
“We understand and appreciate the fact that it is the prerogative of the U.S. to grant a visa to anyone who applies.
“However, we want the U.S. to be neutral and be wary of taking any decision that will give the impression that they are favouring or endorsing one candidate over the other
“Impression must not be created that the U.S. government is endorsing one particular candidate over the other,’’ he said.