It was gathered that Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has applied for a visa to enable him to visit the United States.

Sources confirms the former Vice-President appeared for an interview at the US Embassy on Tuesday in Abuja

Atiku Abubakar Applies For US Visa as FG warns US Embassy 1

It was further gathered that Atiku would use the trip to make what was described as “political statement” ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

However, the Federal Government tells the U.S. to be cautious in granting visa to the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in order not to create the impression of endorsing him for the 2019 election.