Former Vice President and 2019 Presidential Candidate , Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the accusations of him having a link with arrested alleged fraudster, Hushpuppi, claiming the reports are untrue.
The ruling party, APC released a statement on Saturday in which it urged the EFCC and other security agencies to investigate the links between Hushpuppi and some PDP chieftains. The party in its statement said Hushpuppi has been photographed with Atiku and some other PDP members like Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye, and Yakubu Dogara and so they should be investigated to ascertain if they have any link with Hushpuppi.
Reacting to the statement by APC, Paul Ibe, media aide to the former Vice President, said the photo of Atiku and Hushpuppi going viral was a mere photo-op and not at any meeting as is being ingloriouly speculated.
Ibe went further to issue a strong warning to the APC to be mindful of “senseless” statements in the future.
Read the statement from Ibe below;
”It is curious that the All Progressives Congress is mischievously trying to link Atiku Abubakar to the alleged fraudster, Ramon Abbas, AKA Hushpuppi, simply because he was photographed with Atiku at an event where many Nigerians had gathered.
For the avoidance of doubt, it was a mere photo-op and not at any meeting as being ingloriously speculated. We would advise the APC and Mr. Nabena to be very mindful of such senseless statements in the future especially as the case under reference is a subject of litigation in another country.
Had they been more sensitive, they would have come to terms with the reality that the case is a national embarrassment – not something to cheer about for any political blackmail.”