APC PCC calls for immediate arrest, prosecution, disqualification of Atiku over corruption

 

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council has called for immediate arrest, prosecution and disqualification of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar of alleged corruption and breaching of code of conduct by operating Special Purpose Vehicle while serving in the office as Vice President of Nigeria.

InsightMedia has reported that a former aide of Atiku, one Micheal Achimugu has revealed that Atiku syphoned several billions of naira while in office as number two person under President Olusegun Obasanjo.

According to the Director of Strategic Communications of the APC presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, during a joint press conference of three directorates of APC PCC, the allegations against Atiku are too weighty to be ignored by Nigerians.

Keyamo said the documentary and audio evidence released by the whistleblower are damning and are breach of code of conduct and declaration of assets by public officials.

In a video recording played during the conference, Atiku could be heard speaking on corrupt deals he did while in office as VP by using some companies and several individuals as conduit pipe.

Keyamo alleged that the presidential candidate of the PDP of guilty of abuse of power, money laundering, breech of trust, conspiracy among others.

“The issues of the marine port account is not new to Nigeria in the voice note of Atiku Abubakar can be held in the issues of that account was probably investigated by the EFCC yet he was smart enough to escape. However we know that in 2006 and the heart of public quarrel between Obasanjo and Atiku was about sharing of money the same PDP officially ask Atiku to return 10bn naira that they took from that account.

“Atiku ran a criminal enterprise to enrich himself at the expense of ordinary Nigerians who were in penury.” Keyamo said.

“He has committed offenses against the code of conduct of public offices. Check section 5,10, 13 and code of conduct rule and tribunal act which state as follows;

Article 5 says “the public officer shall not put himself in the position where his personal interest conflicts with his duties and responsibilities.10 says a public officer shall not act false and 13 says a public officer shall not do or direct to be done in abuse of his office, any act perujdiction to the right of any other person knowing that such act is unlawful or contrary to any government policy.

“Section 17 a public officer who does any act prohibited by this act through a nominee, trustee or other agent shall deemed deep so factor to have committed a bridge of this act

“Section 13 of the money laundering as
Any person in and outside who directly or indirectly conceals or disguises the origin, or convert or transfer remove of transitions or acquires, retain or control of any properties intentionally, willingly.”

Keyamo said he has on his own l written to the security agents to immediately arrest Atiku Abubakar and made to face law. He added that he will also be approaching court to determine whether Atiku has a case to answer and why he should be disaqualified.