Naija News reports that the governor said this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in the state on Friday, where he noted that there is nothing worth celebrating about the visit.
This online news medium recalls that the PDP Presidential candidate visited the US for the first time in 13 years on Thursday. The ruling party has repeatedly said he was running away from investigations by the United States authorities.
Speaking on the visit which has got many people mocking the APC, the Kaduna governor said members of the PDP should be crying for Atiku instead of celebrating him.
His words: “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?” el-Rufai asked.
“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,” he added.