Buhari has history of bringing looted funds to Nigeria – Atiku

Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said President Muhammadu Buhari knows a thing or two about bringing looted funds into the country. The former President stated this while reacting to an earlier statement credited to Buhari Support Groups, BSG, accusing him of plotting to ferry looted funds into the country ahead of the 2019 elections. President M Buhari and Atiku Atiku who reacted in a statement issued by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, tasked President Buhari and his supporters to take a trip down memory lane before making allegations they could not substantiate. ADVERTISING The statement read in part: “Our attention has been drawn to a statement by President Muhammadu Buhari accusing the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar of planning to smuggle in looted funds into the country just before the February 2019 elections. “This new accusation, like their previous allegations, is another infantile outburst that tells more about the accuser than Atiku Abubakar. “For the avoidance of doubt, history shows that rather than smuggle in looted cash, Waziri Atiku Abubakar has a record of preventing looted funds from being smuggled into Nigeria. “In 1984, it was Atiku Abubakar, as head of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Command of the Nigerian Customs and Excise Department, that stopped the ADC of the then Military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, from smuggling in 53 suitcases of looted money into the country. “Young Nigerians and Millennials who may not be aware of this incident, will do well to Google it. Only the guilty are afraid. It is President Muhammadu Buhari who has a history of smuggling in looted funds and not Waziri Atiku Abubakar.” Atiku further backed up his position with a claim that a prominent APC governor said the same thing of the President eight years ago. “In fact, Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna state governor), a favourite of the President and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, said as follows on October 4, 2010: “In 1984, Buhari allowed 53 suitcases belonging to his ADC’s father to enter Nigeria unchecked at a time the country was exchanging old currency for new.” The statement added that “only recently, Mr. Abubakar’s plane was searched, his accounts have been perused and his businesses have been thoroughly investigated with a fine tooth and nothing remotely corrupt or illegal has been found. “In desperation, the Buhari administration released this statement to cover their shame on a day that the US based International Strategic Studies Association reported that it is the unprecedented corruption around President Buhari that has led to the recent setbacks in the war on terrorism in the Northeast and the heavy loss of lives amongst the military rank and file. May God save Nigeria from a government that values money over lives. “We therefore urge Nigerians to note that it is Muhammadu Buhari who has a history and a record of smuggling in looted funds and it is Waziri Atiku Abubakar who has a history of preventing such from happening. “And while they are at it, we urge them to tell Nigerians those behind Etisalat, now 9Mobile and Keystone Bank, now Polaris and how they suddenly possessed such wealth overnight.” Related Atiku’s wealth a mirage, 419 packaging – APC November 14, 2018 Atiku, PDP broke, can’t finance Presidential Election – APC November 13, 2018 Buhari bombs Atiku, says you can’t change your colours October 7, 2018 READ ALSO: 2019: PDP mocks Buhari over South-South rally – Vanguard News Nigeria Photos: Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s body in Sokoto – Vanguard News Nigeria Is Crystal Okoye the sexiest actress in Nollywood? – Vanguard News Nigeria Asamoah Gyan loses millions, drags kids to DNA test – Vanguard News Nigeria Breaking: Police allegedly cut off Dino Melaye’s power supply – Vanguard News Nigeria Kanu could coach Arsenal – Vanguard News Nigeria Essien: Moses should look elsewhere – Vanguard News Nigeria Buhari arrives Uyo for election campaign – Vanguard News Nigeria ADEKUNLE View all posts by adekunle → PREVIOUS POST Lagos House of Reps member, Abayomi Ayeola dies NEXT POST Boko Haram : ISSA report on corruption in military false, says DHQ Disclaimer Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof. NEWS SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT VIDEOS RELATIONSHIPS POLITICS FORUM CONTACT US ADVERTISE WITH US PRIVACY POLICY TEXT SIZESMALLMEDIUMLARGE Vanguard News NigeriaA Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc © 2018 Vanguard Media Limited, Nigeria 

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