2023 Presidency: At Last, Atiku Opens Up on Leaked Audio Linked to Alleged Money Laundering
- Atiku Abubakar, the PDP's presidential flagbearer, has claimed that he is the most investigated Nigerian
- Atiku said this when he responded to questions on his alleged criminality extracted from a leaked audio from Michael Achimugu, his former aide
- In his reaction, the former Nigerian vice president stated that the said audio has not revealed anything new as far as he is concerned
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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has responded to a leaked audio released by Michael Achimugu, one of his former aides.
As contained in the said audio, Atiku is said to have allegedly revealed how some organisations were set up to divert public funds.
However, during a BBC interview on Tuesday, January 31, the former vice president said:
“That audio has disclosed nothing new.”
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“All that I know, all corrupt practices or corrupt allegations against me have been investigated in this country more than anybody else and nothing was found against me."
During the interview, Atiku said he is the most investigated person in Nigeria.
Watch the interview shared by Atiku via Twitter:
Keyamo vows to drag Aiku to court
Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, had 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.
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.
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.
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.