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APC in United States decries Atiku’s visit, says it’s a mockery of Presidential Proclamation 7750



All Progressive Congress , USA Chapter , has described the entry of Peoples Democratic Party’ s presidential candidate , Abubakar Atiku ’ s entry into the U. S . , as “ a mockery of the country ’ s stand ” against foreign officials involved with corruption .
The group said this in a statement jointly signed by its National Chairman Prof . Adeshegun Labinjo , BOT Chairman , Dele Alade , and National Secretary , Mrs . Ronke Ekwensi .

“ Certainly , Atiku ’ s entry and presence in the US is a mockery of President Bush ’ s Presidential Proclamation 7750 .

“ The proclamation affirms the denial of U. S . visa to foreign officials involved with corruption and other supporting legislation by the Congress , ” the group said .

It, however , said it did not object to Atiku or any Nigerian gaining entry into USA once they meet the entry visa requirements into the country .

“ However , after a long spell of noticeable absence and factual concerns about Atiku ’ s antecedents in the U. S . , arising from his dealings with former Congressman William Jefferson of Louisiana, who was convicted and served a jail term on account of bribery resulting from a telecommunication transaction in Nigeria , Atiku is now here again in the U. S . , ” it stated

According to the group , Congressional records point to the fact that Atiku engaged in money laundering through his wife who was then resident in the U. S .

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“ APC – USA believes that Atiku should be held accountable for his involvement in money laundering, ” it stated .

( NAN )