Days after APC asked anti-graft agency, EFCC to investigate some PDP leaders, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has denied having any links with the arrested suspected fraudster popularly known as Hushpuppi.
This is coming after the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) released a statement imploring the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other security agencies to investigate the links between Hushpuppi and some chieftains of the main opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
In the statement released by the party, it was stated that Hushpuppi has been photographed with Atiku and some other PDP stalwarts like Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye, and Yakubu Dogara and so they should be investigated to determine if they have any link with Hushpuppi.
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Reacting on the statement released by the ruling party, APC, media aide to the former Vice President, Paul Ibe said the photo of Atiku and Hushpuppi making the rounds was a mere photo-op and not at any meeting as is being speculated.
The statement from Atiku’s media aide reads thus;
”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.”