Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has said there is nothing worth celebrating about the visit of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the US.
El-Rufai stated this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in the state on Friday.
Atiku visited the US for the first time in 13 years on Thursday.
The APC had repeatedly said he was running away from investigations by the US authorities.
Commenting on the visit, which has got many people mocking the APC, el-Rufai said members of the PDP should be crying for Atiku instead of celebrating him.
“Atiku is in America after begging for 12 years to get visa and people in the PDP are celebrating instead of crying. So all of a sudden, going to America is an achievement?
“Mr. President, I first went to America when I was 23 years old, it is not an achievement, but in the minds of the PDP, getting a visa after begging for 12 years is an achievement.
“Do you want to vote those who will go to Trump before they come back to Nigeria? Do you want those who will take all your money to America? Atiku Abubakar should be explaining to Nigerians why he did not go to America for 12 years,” el-Rufai said.