The United States Chamber of Commerce has confirmed a private meeting with Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a mailed response to inquiries on attending the meeting, Katharine Cooksey, senior supervisor, media and exterior communications, US Chamber of Commerce, acknowledged no reporters could have the power to attend the meeting.
“Thank you for reaching out to us. The event you mention is private, closed press, and off the record,” Cooksey acknowledged.
“Only U.S.-Africa Business Center members are invited. No reporters will be able to attend.”
Newsmen had initially tried to substantiate the small print of the event from the chamber and the US Africa Business Centre websites, nevertheless there was no doc of the meeting.
Atiku, who arrived the US this afternoon, nonetheless, acknowledged he could be meeting with US authorities officers, with out giving particulars of who and who he could be meeting.
“Just arrived Washington D.C for meeting with US government officials, Nigerians living in D.C metropolis and the business community,” Atiku tweeted alongside along with his signature AA.
The chamber is the largest lobbying group inside the US, spending more money than another lobbying group on a yearly basis.
It has specific monetary and political leanings, which performs major roles in elections inside the United States and the creation of jobs on the earth’s largest financial system.
Atiku has constructed his advertising marketing campaign spherical job creation, working with the tagline: “Atiku means jobs”. It is, nonetheless, unclear how Atiku’s conferences will further facilitate his quest to create jobs in Nigeria.