Atiku Gate: "I Am Prepared To Be Jailed", Keyamo Vows, Gives Reasons

Atiku Gate: "I Am Prepared To Be Jailed", Keyamo Vows, Gives Reasons

  • The APC PCC spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, has expressed his readiness to go to jail if Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential flagbearer, wins the election
  • Keyamo said he is not relenting in his decision to drag the PDP candidate to court over corruption allegations and other related offences
  • Michael Achimugu, a whistle-blower, alleged that Atiku used SPV to steal public funds when he was VP between 1999 and 2007 and the APC is reacting to the allegation

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Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, has reiterated his vow to drag Atiku Abubakar, the presidential standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, to court.

The APC chieftain planned to sue the PDP candidate over alleged money laundering and other related offences, Channels Television reported.

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Why Keyamo may drag Atiku to court

In a viral video, Michael Achimugu, a whistleblower, made an allegation against Atiku, stating that the former vice president deployed Special Purpose Vehicles to embezzle money when he was in office between 1999 and 2007.

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In reacting to the allegation, Keyamo and the APC PCC petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences (ICPC) to take action.

The ruling party gave Atiku 72 hours ultimatum to arrest the PDP presidential candidate over the corruption allegation.

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On his part, Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign, said the allegation was merely a fairy tale, and the Atiku camp would not engage the APC on the matter. However, Keyamo said the court would decide if it is a fairy tale or not.

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According to Keyamo, when the PDP presented an old document about his principal, he challenged the opposition to go to court, but now the opposition is scared of the court.

He said:

“Whether Atiku Abubakar wins or not (of course, I know he is not going to win), I’m prepared to face persecution under his government. I am prepared to go to jail, I am prepared to be charged even if he wins the election.”

Anxiety as powerful APC governor falls sick earlier reported that the Ondo state government has cleared the air on the state of health of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Richard Olatunde, the chief press secretary to the governor, disclosed that there is no cause for alarm as the governor is speedily recuperating from the health challenges.

Olatunde maintained that the immunity of the office of the governor did not include his physical health and that Akeredolu is discharging his duty as expected.


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