Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has dismissed as “total fabrication” an allegation suggesting that he spent thirty thousand dollars to hire a US lobby group to persuade the US Congress to stop the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku who was the presidential candidate of the PDP in the last general election, is at the presidential election tribunal to challenge the declaration of President Buhari as winner of the February 2019 Presidential election. There
A circulating report had said that a former official of the US justice department, Bruce Fein is expected to encourage the US Congress and the executive to forbear from a final declaration and recognition of Nigeria’s February presidential election until outstanding legal challenges against it be resolved by the supreme court.
But in the statement issued on his behalf by Paul Ibe, his spokesman, Atiku dismissed the report as “total fabrication” by the APC. Atiku said that since he resisted pressure not to go to court, the APC has been behaving like a cat on hot bricks because the outcome of the 2019 elections has exposed and shattered the facade of their dubious integrity.”
Atiku said that no amount of diversionary propaganda and fake news campaign by APC will stop him from continuing the court action he started to reclaim his stolen mandate.