- Dino Melaye has said he will not offer a response to his alleged link to Hushpuppi, a suspected cyber fraud arrested in Dubai
- The APC and one of Buhari's aides had accused Melaye and others of having shady links with Hushpuppi
- Hushpuppi was recently arrested alongside his associates in Dubai and extradited to the US to face trial over alleged cyber fraud, money laundering
Former Kogi lawmaker, Dino Melaye, has reacted to the statement by the ruling APC linking him and other PDP chieftains to Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi was recently arrested alongside his associates in Dubai and extradited to the United States to face trial over alleged cyber fraud, money laundering, etc.
Speaking on the development, the APC accused Melaye and other PDP leaders of having shady links with Hushpuppi.
Also, Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari's aide on social media, made a similar allegation on Twitter.
"The Dubai Strategy.
"#Hushpuppi was very prominent in the strategy to change the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the back door. @YakubDogara @DinoMelaye, Timi Frank and so on, were there."
"In spite of denials, we know them. There's nothing hidden under the sun," Onochie tweeted.
Reacting to the allegation, Senator Melaye said he will not offer any response to the ruling party.
"I will not glorify a religiously lunatic character nor the caretaker party (APC) with a response on Hushpuppy. SDM," he simply tweeted.
A Twitter user, M. Idris, @Bmidris, however, pointed out to the former lawmaker that his tweet is already a form of response.
"But this tweet is a response," Idris said.
Meanwhile, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has also criticised the APC statement linking him to Hushpuppi.
The APC had also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other anti-graft agencies to investigate criminal conspiracy linking Atiku and the other PDP leaders to Hushpuppi.
However, Atiku described the 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.
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