The United States Bureau of African Affairs (AF) has explained why Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, enjoys immunity in the US during his trip.

The Bureau said Atiku was listed as an aide of Senate President Bukola Saraki.

In a tweet by Lauretta Onochie, a media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Bureau of African Affairs which is part of the US Department of State and which is charged with advising the Secretary of State on matters of Sub-Saharan Africa said he was in Washington DC on diplomatic arrangements.

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“We cannot apprehend Atiku because of our diplomatic ties with Nigeria, he’s being booked as an ‘aide’ to Nigeria’s Senate President,” AF said.

It would be recalled that Atiku who for 12 years was unable to enter the US following corruption indictment against him, arrived Washington on Thursday in company of Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki.

He is staying at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC and is expected to attend several meetings with Nigerians in Diaspora.


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