•Negotiates to protect western interest in the country regardless of impact.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar left Nigeria Tuesday night to the United States to lobby senior government officials and Congress men and women to back his bid for Nigeria’s number one job.
WesternPost gathered that Atiku had a meeting Wednesday with senior State Department officials.
Our correspondent was reliably informed that Atiku’s lobbyists secured top level meetings for him with members of Congress and other Biden’s administration officials.
Until 2019 when he was able to enter US under a brokered deal, Atiku was barred from entering America since he left office in 2007 as Vice President of Nigeria. US government indicted him over allegations of corruption and money laundering in the sum of $40million involving him, a former US Senator Williams Jefferson and his 4th wife, Jennifer Douglas who is a US citizen.
WesternPost source within PDP and Atiku’s campaign said that Atiku is not leaving any stone unturned in his quest to be Nigeria’s next President having realised the 2023 election is his last chance.
It is believed that becoming Nigeria’s president requires the support of powerful western nations within the European Union especially United Kingdom and America.
“Atiku is convinced he will never achieve his ambition of becoming the President of Nigeria without the support of external collaborators in United States and Britain especially. His lobbyists secured important meetings for him with State Department officials and Congress members.
“He is impressing it on the Americans that he is the best person they can do business with and one that can guarantee their interests in Nigeria and West Africa. He had meetings today (Wednesday) with the State Department officials and will continue his meetings till Friday before he return to Nigeria,” said the source.