Former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has reportedly been issued a Visa to the United States of America.
According to TheCable, a family source disclosed that Atiku has left Nigeria for the United Kingdom, where he will spend some time before flying to the United States.
According to the report, the former president Olusegun Obasanjo played in breaking the 13-year-old jinx and helped him successfully get his US visa.
The former vice president had not traveled to America for over a decade fueling speculations of his possible arrest following his alleged bribery scandal involving a former US congressman, William Jefferson.
Atiku was accused of demanding a bribe of $500,000 to facilitate the award of contracts to two American telecommunication firms in Nigeria.
Some members of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political opponents had taunted Atiku over his inability to visit the US.