Buhari Media Organisation Accuses Atiku Of Using N400m To Lobby For US Visa
The Buhari Media Organisation has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar of allegedly hiring a US lobbyist with millions of Dollars to help him secure an American visa.
It alleged that the opposition party had claimed that it would be paying one Brian Ballard who is believed to be close to US President Donald Trump the equivalent of N400 million over a one year period to ostensibly lobby Washington on behalf of its candidate ahead of the 2019 Presidential election.
In a statement by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO said the move was just to score cheap political points.
It described such an action as another chapter in PDP’s “book of corruption” The group added that even if Trump’s friend convinced the US authorities to clear the path for Atiku to finally enter the US, it won’t clear the former Vice President of the corruption scandals that have over the years stuck to him.
“Nigerians are not prepared to easily forget how the PDP Presidential candidate’s name featured in high profile sleaze probe ranging from that of the Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) to Siemens during his 8-year tenure as Vice President.
“Not even a close ally of Trump can wipe clean a slate of corruption that took years of intense begging for his former principal to reluctantly accept his apology but which he still wants him to seek the forgiveness of Nigerians’.