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2019: Don't endorse any Presidential candidate — FG tells US

As the 2019 general election inches closer, the federal government has cautioned the United States government against endorsing any candidate for Nigeria’s presidential poll.

Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who gave the warning in an interview with LEADERSHIP Friday yesterday, also noted that contrary to speculations, the federal government is not bothered about the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, being granted US visa by that country’s government.

He said it was the prerogative of the US government to issue visa to whoever it wishes.

The minister, however, warned against at a scenario whereby the US government would create an impression of endorsing one particular candidate over others.

Mohammed stated: “For the issue of Atiku Abubakar and his efforts to secure the visa to visit the US, I must say that we are not at all in any panic. It is the prerogative of the US, in particular, to grant a visa to anybody who applies and who deserves the visa.

“However, impression must not be created that the US government is endorsing one particular candidate over the other”.

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