On Wednesday, groups under the aegis of the Forum of Non-Governmental Organizations(FONGON) protested at the US Embassy in Abuja against a suspected plot to grant Atiku Abubakar, the PDP Presidential Candidate and Ex-Vice President, a visa into the country ahead of next general Elections.
The over 200 groups warned the US not to interfere in the internal politics of Nigeria, adding that they should resist any overtures to grant Atiku a visa because he has proven cases of Corruption.
The National Chairman and Convener of the coalition, Comrade Wole Badmus, appealed to the US government to be fair and steadfast as Nigeria’s 2019 Elections approach.
Some of the Protesters carried various placards that read: “Money laundering is the highest level of financial crime. America, say no to Atiku Visa request; Nigerians say no to America’s interference in the nation’s politics; We got a letter from America listing people to be investigated for financial crime, Atiku was one of them; USA, please stay clear of Nigeria’s internal politics; No to issuance of politically motivated Visa to Atiku; as well as Donald Trump, don’t Trump for Atiku, say no to Visa request and USA, why now after 14 years of denial due to criminal money laundering?”