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Your Bank PHB Allegation, Cock And Bull Story, Atiku Tells FG

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described fresh corruption allegation against him as ‘cook and bull story.’

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Mr Abubakar stated this in reaction to allegation by the Federal Government that he has clarifications to make on the collapse of Bank PHB.

The government made the allegation while the PDP flag-bearer was in the United State on a speaking engagement. The visit is also seen in some quarters as a step to absolve himself from allegations of corruption involving him in that country.

Until recently, the former vice president popularly known as Atiku has not stepped foot in in the US since he left office in 2007.

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Reacting to the allegation against him, Atiku challenged the federal government to either prove his alleged corrupt activities or forever remain quiet.

He also lashed out at the All Progressive Congress (APC) for promising to pardon looters once they join its fold.

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“It is disgusting to continue to spin allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct while in office. Isn’t it a shame that the ruling party whose National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole only yesterday gave official confirmation to the general belief that, even if Lawrence Anini becomes an APC member today, Buhari will forgive and consecrate him can turn around to accuse me of corruption today?” the former number two citizen said in a statement on Friday.

”They just suddenly woke up to the reality that, their lies about Atiku being corrupt can no longer hold? I challenge the federal government to come up with evidence that I benefitted from N156 million slush funds through Claremont Management Services Account on 13th January, 2009 as well as the collapse of Bank PHB as they have alleged.

”It is instructive to note that, the same BankPHB is now Keystone bank which was said to have been acquired Buhari’s cronies through AMCON last year,” Mr Abubakar said.

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