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Atiku Did Not Use Tambuwal’s Immunity To Visit US, Says Omokri

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Atiku Did Not Use Tambuwal’s Immunity To Visit US, Says Omokri

Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, has debunked claims that Atiku Abubakar travelled to the United States utilizing the diplomatic immunity of Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto.

Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lately travelled to the US for conferences in addition to political campaigns.

Rumours had swirled in some quarters that the politician travelled on the political immunity of Tambuwal, who’s the director-general of the PDP presidential marketing campaign.

But in a press release on Saturday, Omokri described the narrative as false.

The creator claimed such rumours had been concocted by an ally of Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

“The idea that Waziri Atiku Abubakar used the diplomatic immunity of Governor Tambuwal to travel to America is just silly. Sadly, it was the number one trend on Twitter and Facebook yesterday (October 28, 2022), due to the paid activities of a certain political party,” he wrote.

“Nigerian Governors don’t have any immunity exterior Nigeria. Which is why a serving Governor Alamieyeseigha was arrested in London. Even serving American Governors would not have immunity in America, which is why a serving Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, and a serving New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, had been arrested, charged, and within the case of Blagojevich, convicted.

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“Even serving international heads of state, who break US and worldwide regulation, may be arrested within the United States, which is why Manuel Noriega, a serving head of state of Panama, was arrested and tried within the US, the place he served a jail sentence in Miami, Florida.

“So, how are you going to consider the lie that Waziri Atiku used Governor Tanbuwal’s immunity to journey to the United States?

“And the supply of this lie, who’s a identified proxy of former Governor Peter Obi, based mostly that immunity on the diplomatic passport held by Governor Tanbuwal? A cursory analysis would reveal that any former Vice President additionally holds a diplomatic passport in their very own proper.

“That being the case, why would Waziri Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria, must piggyback on Governor Aminu Tanbuwal’s diplomatic passport? It doesn’t even make frequent sense.

“Moreover, an investigation by any journalist would reveal that Waziri Atiku Abubakar and Governor Tambuwal didn’t journey collectively. They arrived into the United States on separate dates, through separate airport terminals, and in separate airplanes.

“Additionally, even the very fact of diplomatic immunity is just not a defence on this explicit occasion (not {that a} defence is required, as each Waziri Atiku Abubakar and Governor Aminu Tanbuwal are individuals of sterling character, who’ve damaged no legal guidelines). By advantage of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, holders of diplomatic passports may be prosecuted and jailed for crimes dedicated exterior the nation they’re accredited to.

“Finally, we have identified the source of this fake news and have passed on his details to US authorities. I will not say more than that at this time, as the matter is in their hands.”

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