- Atiku Abubakar is not taking lightly a statement by APC linking him to Hushpuppi
- Speaking through his media aide, the former vice president warned the ruling party against using a case of “national embarrassment” for “political blackmail.”
- The politician said it is mischievous to link him to Hushpuppi because of a photo they took together
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has criticised a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress (APC), linking him to Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi, Woodberry and some crew members were nabbed recently in an operation tagged Fox Hunt 2 by security operatives in Dubai for fraud.
Following his arrest, the APC called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other anti-graft agencies to investigate criminal conspiracy linking Atiku and some other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders to Hushpuppi.
Atiku described APC's attempt to link him to Hushpuppi because of a photograph as mischievous.
The former VP, in a tweet by his media aide, Paul Ibe, on Saturday said the ruling party was mischievously trying to link him to the alleged fraudster, simply because they were photographed together at an event where many Nigerians had gathered.
According to him, it was a mere photo-op and not at any meeting as being is being speculated.
He further advised the ruling party and its deputy national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, to desist from making such senseless statements in future.
After the APC released its statement calling for the investigation of Atiku and other PDP chieftains, Nigerians came out in their numbers lambaste the ruling party. They also called on anti-graft agencies to beam their searchlight on the APC and its members as they are also corrupt.
Erhaghewu Ikponmwosa in response to APC said: "The same way criminal conspiracy linking Pastor Ize-Iyamu and APC should be investigated. What about bullion van conspiracy. Please don’t throw stone when living in a glasshouse."
Replying to APC's tweet, @demmyclouds said criminal conspiracy linking Mompha with APC should equally be investigated. He shared a photo of Mompha with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.
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