PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
Even as his terse response to the question begs expatiating, with a seeming wave of the hand, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed a recent attempt to get him disqualified over corruption allegations.
Abubakar is one of the leading opposition candidates in Nigeria’s presidential election holding February 25, 2023.
Abubakar reportedly told the BBC that there was “nothing new” in an extract of audio leaked to the media in which someone can be heard allegedly discussing ways to divert state funds.
It had been reported that the voice belongs to Abubakar.
While he did not directly answer the question of whether or not it was him speaking, he said: “That audio has disclosed nothing new.”
Abubakar has faced several allegations of corruption, none of which have been proven and he has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, according to the BBC.
The medium stated that this time the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has started legal proceedings to get him off the ballot paper for the February 25 vote.
Talking to the BBC about his plans to address insecurity in the West African nation, Abubakar said he would create state police, plus provide more equipment and more training for security officers.
He believes this would have a positive impact on the country’s economy.
“Every investor wants a secure environment. In my five-point programme, security is topmost. First of all, we must make sure we restore security,” he told the BBC.
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