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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has arrived at Dulles International Airport, in the United States of America. During his working visit to Washington DC, Atiku is expected to engage in bilateral meetings with a high powered, bi-partisan delegation of US congressmen. The US congressmen are said to be deeply concerned and troubled about the future of democracy in Nigeria. The delegation is seeking Atiku’s views on how best the United States can support Nigeria in ensuring democracy at all levels and more importantly ensuring the will of the people prioritised at all times.
Atiku is also expected to have several other meetings with business leaders, high ranking US government officials, thought leaders and Nigerians in the diaspora. His visit has already sparked a social media frenzy in Nigeria with the two highest trending topic on Twitter, focused on his visit. The PDP presidential candidate has not been to the US for 12 years amidst corruption allegations, with his political opponents using it against him. Atiku’s visit to the country somewhat puts an end to insinuations that he would be arrested whenever he visits.
Meanwhile, Atiku has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of releasing uncollected permanent voter cards to some governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku made the allegation in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, on Tuesday, January 15, while speaking at the presidential rally of his party. “Listen to this very carefully, we have information that INEC has been giving uncollected PVCs to the APC governors. So if a voter comes to your polling booths and you don’t know him, don’t allow him to vote because they want to steal your votes,” The Punch quoted Atiku as saying.

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