I Never Stole Government Money, Obasanjo Would Have Exposed Me – Atiku
Former Vice President and Presidential aspirant in the race for the 2019 Presidential elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has challenged anyone with corrupt charges against him to come forward. According to Atiku, his former boss, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo would have exposed him a long time ago, if there was any such act of stealing.
Atiku said this during an interview with veteran journalist and publisher, Chief Dele Momodu.
He said: “The leader Nigeria needs urgently is one who can unite the country and heal the deep wounds, not another Buhari who would further divide Nigeria and deepen the wounds.
“Check my records, Dele; my office as Vice President reflected the best of Nigeria; the guys were young and vibrant, and I gave them the wings to fly.”
Reiterating that he had never stolen government money, Atiku challenged anyone with evidence of corruption against him to come forward.
“I have thrown the challenge repeatedly that anyone who has any corrupt charges against me should come forward,” he said.
“I never stole government money. Do you think President Obasanjo would not have exposed me if there was any such act of stealing?
“The youth have every right to ask and be answered convincingly. The youth of today are confident and bold. No leader can treat them as nobody. But, in my case, they have been lied to about Atiku and fed with a lot of propaganda. I applied to America for visa, which was not granted. A man who is afraid of being arrested won’t go near the American embassy, it is simple logic.
“If America says come today, I will board the flight and go there soonest. Perhaps, America was fed with lies about me. It is normal in politics. The Indian and Kenyan leaders could not visit America at a time. America is not like Nigeria where we convict people on the pages of newspapers.”
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