Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said he can be Nigeria’s president without visiting the United States of America. Atiku stated this on Saturday during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation Hausa Service when he was asked how he intended to be Nigeria’s president without visiting the US.
He asked whether it was a constitutional provision that one must visit the US before becoming president. “I can be president without going to America,” he said.
He also commented on a statement credited to his former boss, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, that he (Atiku) would not be President while he was alive. He stated that Obasanjo was not God, saying that he didn’t lose sleep when he learnt that Obasanjo made such a statement. According to him, if it is God’s will for him to be president, nobody, not even Obasanjo, can challenge God.
The ex-VP also confirmed that he was denied a US visa when he wanted to travel to that country.