The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed allegations of fraud leveled against its flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar.
The spokesman of the Atiku/Okowa Campaign, Daniel Bwala, made this clarification on Wednesday, during an interview on AriseTV.
Information Nigeria had reported that, earlier in the week, Michael Achimugu, who claimed to be a former aide to Atiku, shared a video, alleging that the former vice-president admitted to have collected N100 million bribe from Joshua Dariye, a former Plateau State governor, which was paid directly to Marine Float, one of the three firms he registered.
In the audio recording which Achimugu claimed was with Atiku, the former Vice President is heard explaining how he set up an ‘SPV -Special Purpose Vehicle’ to receive monies from corruption-related dealings.
However, Bwala, during the interview, said the claim was an alleged sabotage of Atiku’s presidential ambition by dubious persons.
According to him, Achimugu was never an aide of Atiku, as evidenced by a request sent to the accuser by Dino Melaye, another member of the party’s presidential council.
Melaye sent a request to Achimugu, seeking his appointment letter in order to clarify the issues but never responded.
“Dino told him to present his appointment letter and he has never done that; he was never an aide of Atiku Abubakar.
“Some dubious persons are taking advantage of the fact that a lot of youth worked with Atiku over the years which has led to sabotaging of his ambition,” Bwala said.
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Last modified: January 11, 2023