Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), has met members of the US Congress, who are favourably disposed to President Donald Trump.
The former vice-president, who has not visited the US in 13 years, made a surprise visit to the US on Thursday, January 18, 2019 with plans to speak at the US Chamber of Commerce on Friday.
Before his off the record meeting at the Chamber of Commerce, Atiku had paid a visit to Chris Smith, a member of Trump’s Republican Party, and representative for New Jersey, currently serving his 20th term in office.
According to Osita Chidoka who was part of Atiku’s convoy, the PDP flag bearer also met with Micheal McCaul, the Homeland Security committee chairman at the US Congress.
Both congressmen are known allies of the current US president, who often back his policies in the US Congress.