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Atiku didn’t use Tambuwal’s immunity to visit America – Omokri

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The former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Reno Omokri has claimed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar didn’t use Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s immunity to journey to the United States of America.

A couple of Nigerians on social media have alleged that in 2018 Atiku travelled to the US hiding below the previous Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki’s immunity to escape arrest.

Since his journey to the US, a put up on social media claimed that the PDP candidate used Tambuwal’s immunity this time.

Omokri in a put up on his verified Facebook web page, Saturday described the assertion as foolish noting that Nigerian Governors would not have immunity exterior the nation.

“Nigerian Governors haven’t 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, he added.

He wrote “Even serving international heads of state, who break US and worldwide legislation, will 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 will you imagine 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, have to 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 within the United States on separate dates, by way of separate airport terminals, and in separate aeroplanes.

“Additionally, even the actual fact of diplomatic immunity will not be a defence on this specific 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 will 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”.

Atiku didn’t use Tambuwal’s immunity to visit America – Omokri

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