APC Attacks Atiku, Says Ex- Vice President Is Corrupt, Unreliable
The All Progressives Congress, APC has attacked a former Nigerian Vice-President and the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar saying he is corrupt and unreliable.
In a statement signed by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Monday the APC only congratulated Atiku on his victory in keeping with its belief in participatory democracy.
Nabena said Nigerians would be confronted with a choice of whether to vote for a candidate who was deficient in terms of integrity and one whose integrity had remained his greatest selling point.
The statement partly read, “In assessing candidates to be voted for during elections, Nigerians will normally consider the candidate’s background and past. The pertinent question to ask about Atiku is what his scorecard in public office was?
“Regrettably, Atiku’s scorecard is abysmally low and he has proved to be an untrustworthy and unreliable character.
“A case in point is Atiku’s revealing altercation with his former boss President Olusegun Obasanjo which exposed the level of corruption Atiku was enmeshed in.”
The APC also alleged that Atiku’s name had been on the global watch list of the United States of America and that he could not travel to the US in order to avoid arrest and prosecution over a money-laundering and corruption case in that country.
Nabena said, “Atiku is known as a super rich Nigerian who entrenched the undemocratic practice of buying votes of delegates. During the APC National Convention in 2014, he spent several millions of dollars to buy delegates’ votes and emerged third, after Buhari and Rabiu Kwankwaso.
“On Sunday, he reportedly bought over virtually all the PDP delegates and was declared winner of the PDP presidential primaries. With these huge expenses expended to secure the PDP ticket, how will Atiku recoup his ‘investment’ if not from the public treasury should he win the Presidency?”