In a current interview with Punch, the spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential marketing campaign group, Segun Showunmi, says the ban on Atiku’s US visa could be revoked anytime quickly.
Showunmi stated this whereas responding to a query on whether or not Atiku’s efficiency may be hindered by the visa ban positioned on him if he emerges the winner of the February 14th 2019 presidential election.
In his response, Showunmi stated as a lot because the visa is vital, Nigeria wants a president that will not be globetrotting however would keep residence to repair the issues for which he was elected.
”All nations are sovereign entity. Every of the entity has to jealously guard its sovereignty. Inside that broad idea, nations have the appropriate to decide their very own visa guidelines – how to give out visa, who must be given and who shouldn’t have it. Among the causes for such motion are actually, by no means made clear. Every nation has its personal administrative coverage of visa issuance. We’re the largest black nation on the planet. We must always not insist that the analysis of our personal leaders must be primarily based on a subjective challenge round visa. One of many greater economies of the world now is India. For one cause or the opposite, their Prime Minister, at one level or the opposite, had some administrative restrictions on his go to to America for some time. However when he grew to become the Prime Minister of his nation, he had visited America a few occasions. For all , this (Atiku visa’s) restriction could also be eliminated even tomorrow. It doesn’t imply that Atiku has by no means been to America earlier than or he can’t go to America sooner or later. We even want a Nigerian President that will keep at residence and work for Nigerians, not a globetrotter, who might be travelling from one nation to the opposite when there are many points that want his consideration at residence” he stated