“I’m Not Being Sponsored”: Whistleblower Insists, Says Voting Atiku Will Be a Great Mistake
- Michael Achimugu, Atiku's former aide who exposed the corruption allegation against the PDP presidential candidate, has revealed why he took the action
- The spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Dino Melaye, had said Achimugu was sponsored by Tinubu to distract Nigerians
- However, Achimugu said he exposed the former Vice President in order to educate Nigerians on the danger of voting for him to become president
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Lagos, Nigeria - Michael Achimugu, a whistleblower, says he exposed the corruption allegation against the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to prevent Nigerians from making a great mistake by voting for him in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Achimugu who said he was a former aide to Atiku had released a recorded phone call where the PDP presidential candidate purportedly admitted that he was involved in taking advantage of federal contracting expenditures.
Atiku in a viral audio shared by his alleged former aide narrated how he took charge of setting up onshore shell businesses which served as a conduit for siphoning significant sums from public works contracts, The Punch reported.
Tinubu sponsored Achimugu, Melaye claims
Reacting, the spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Dino Melaye, said Achimugu was never a media aide to Atiku.
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The former Kogi West senator further alleged that the whistleblower was being sponsored by the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to blackmail Atiku and distract Nigerians.
Voting for Atiku will be a mistake, Achimugu warns Nigerians
Speaking on TVC on Wednesday, January 25, Achimugu denied being sponsored, saying he was motivated to expose Atiku because he wanted to educate Nigerians and warn them from voting for the Adamwa-born politician as president.
“There are basically two reasons which I have repeated over and over on social media. First is that young persons like myself who served politicians will never again be taken for granted. Second, it is to warn Nigerians and educate them before the elections to prevent them from making the greatest mistake ever.
“If Nigerians think that they have seen corruption before, let them wait until they make the mistake of voting the Atiku family into office," he said.
Achimugu also admitted in the interview that he carried out many assignments for his former boss which he could not divulge publicly.
Emmanuel Ayekoloye commented on Facebook:
"Why vexing out bad blood, they malign Obi, Tinubu and Atiku, people are going to judge you if they say you are good then you are good. Nigerians don't praise their leaders including believers."
Solomon Jinkiri said:
"You could have exposed him since, why now may God choose a better leader who has the interest of Nigerians at heart no matter the political party."
Anawo Samson said:
"Only enemy of Nigeria will vote Atiku."
Wike reveals what will make Atiku lose 2023 presidential election
In another report, Governor Nyesom Wike said the alleged plot within the PDP to punish him would make the party lose the 2023 presidential election.
Wike who spoke at the Rivers PDP campaign rally on Wednesday, January 25, in Mogho Town, Gokana local government area said the party was plotting to punish him for insisting on equity and fairness.
The Rivers state governor said his insistence on equity, fairness and justice to be practised within the party has become a political crime for which the camp of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, allegedly gears to "deal with him" when they win.