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I have never been involved in Corrupt Practices – Atiku





Former Vice Presi­dent and a Chief­tain of the ruling All Progressives Con­gress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described himself as well and better equipped to fight the war against corruption, if he is given the opportunity to oversee the affairs of Nigeria.

Abubakar, who insisted that he has not been in­volved in corrupt practic­es throughout his service to Nigeria, both at the Nigeria Custom Services and as the Vice President, stressed that his wealth has only come out of his resourcefulness and suc­cessful investments.

The former Vice presi­dent, who made the charge at a facility tour of the new ultra-mod­ern Yaliam Press Lim­ited in Jabi area of Abuja on Monday, therefore, charged anybody with prove of his corrupt prac­tices in office to come for­ward with such.

“It is sickening to con­tinue to resuscitate 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.”

He added that people who have no initiative, personal resourcefulness and ideas about wealth creation, always assume that a man cannot build himself without stealing.

According to him, “People who are bereft of ideas about entrepreneur­ial spirit always think that everyone else is a thief just like them. It is morally of­fensive for people who despise honest labour to become judges in the courts of public opinion.”

The Waziri Adamawa regretted that though he has not been convicted of corruption by any court in the land or elsewhere, his political enemies have been parading a fake mo­rality to fool gullible Ni­gerians.

“Despite previous des­perate efforts to link me with corruption, the Wil­liam Jefferson trial in the United States ended in 2009 without indicting me or linking me to cor­rupt activities”, he said.

Atiku noted he didn’t become a Vice President in 1999 as a pauper be­cause he has been a suc­cessful investor through­out his retirement life.


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