LP Campaign Reacts To Corruption Allegations Against Atiku
The Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has reacted to allegations of corruption leveled against the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Naija News reports that one Michael Achimugu had alleged that PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, used Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) to siphon funds for himself and his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, during his time as Vice President between 1999 and 2007.
Reacting in an interview with Channels Television on Monday night, the spokesman for the LP campaign, Kenneth Okonkwo said the allegation against the PDP presidential candidate is serious and weighty.
Okonkwo said it is not enough for the PDP Presidential Campaign Council to deny Achimugu, adding that the council should sue him for libel if indeed the allegation of money laundering against Atiku is not true.
He, however, said the failure of the PDP Campaign Council and its standard bearer to go to court is an admission of the allegation because the spokesman for the council, Dino Melaye, had said they want to leave the matter.
He said: “When you deny you go to court and sue the person for libel for defamation, for slander. In the absence of that, that is an admission because they (Atiku’s campaign council) said they want to leave it (the matter). Michael Achimugu dare them to deny that he didn’t work with Atiku”