A quick nonstop flight from Nigeria to Washington DC in the United States is barely 15 hours but Alhaji Atiku Abubakar had to wait for 12 years before he could perfect his act to make such journey.

That said, the PDP Presidential candidate has made a big statement by finally traveling to America where there are allegations that he is a wanted man and would be arrested if he ventures to set his feet in the God’s own country.

Atiku in US

Atiku confirmed his arrival in the United States in a post on Twitter, he said: “Just arrived Washington D.C for meeting with US government officials, Nigerians living in D.C metropolis and the business community. -AA”, with a photograph, showing him clutching a bouquet of flowers, along with Senate President Bukola Saraki and a lady.


The Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, DC, had said it was not sure if the former Vice-President would be visiting the United States any moment soon.

A competent source at the embassy told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the embassy was yet to get official information about the former vice president.


 Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was then being rumoured to have arrived the United States on Thursday night. Some other reports said he was on his way.

 The embassy source, however, said the embassy was still awaiting official communication to that effect.

 "Actually, we have not received any information for the embassy but we are just trying to find out whether really he is coming. That is what we are doing right now.

“They told us he’s coming tonight, today, so we are trying to find out whether he’s really coming.