The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) has berated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari was banned from the United States of America for 15 years as a result of religious considerations.
For making such a statement, the group in a statement on Sunday, branded Atiku a “bloody liar”.
Reacting to the statement made by the former Vice President to the effect that his ban from entering the U.S. is akin to the one President Muhammadu Buhari experienced before he became President, Godwin Onwusi, the secretary of BSO, Enugu State chapter, said Atiku is a bloody liar.
Onwusi also dismissed Atiku’s position that he would easily defeat Buhari in the 2019 presidential elections, challenging the Waziri Adamawa to get the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) first, before talking about defeating Buhari.
He took exception to this attempt to taint the president’s reputation, insisting that Buhari’s towers above most leaders with his integrity quotient.
The BSO Secretary said: “I was highly outraged when I read the Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa’s false statement that Buhari was banned for 15 years by the US before he became president. With greatest respect on this score one won’t hesitate to classify Atiku as a bloody liar.
“I remember vividly how I escorted my uncle, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, to join Buhari’s delegation to World Igbo Congress (WIC) in 2004. The World Igbo Congress held that year at New Jersey and Buhari addressed the Congress. So how can somebody of former vice president’s high calibre, because of politics, bandy such falsehood just to cleanse himself?
“The less than transparent transaction between Atiku and U.S. former Congressman, William Jefferson, is common knowledge. Therefore, he should not crave immunity with the highest and coveted office of our dear country.
“It pains us, the members of the BSO whenever anyone wittingly or unwittingly wants to taint the impeccable character of Mr. President. He is not a saint, but towers above most leaders with his uncommon integrity quotient,” he said.