2019: What Atiku Told Me About Travelling To America – Gbenga Daniel

Former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, told him in confidence that despite his securing Visa for the United State of America, he has no intention of going there yet. He disclosed this yesterday while appearing on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, in Lagos.

Recall that Daniel, who is the Director-General of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, had previously said his principal had received signals from the US embassy to come and pick a visa to the country after years of denying the erstwhile Vice President access into the country.

Speaking again on Atiku’s visa palaver, he said the PDP presidential candidate made it clear to him that his priority is to face and solve the problems of Nigeria rather than a trip to the US.

He said: “Let me tell you, a number of people don’t know this man (Atiku). “He told me clearly ‘OGD (as Daniel is fondly called), go and get the visa but I am not going anywhere. I want to face the problems of this country. I want to solve the problem of Nigeria. When I finish what I want to do, if you think I have to travel, I will travel.’

“There are a lot of people who have become Presidents without going to America. But as soon as they became presidents, the other side (America) started inviting them,” he summarised.

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