Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has openly declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidency.

He, however, did not disclosed the political platform to be used in achieving the aim.

But the former number two man expressed his willingness and preparedness to fight corruption which he said he will do far better than the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Adamawa born politician who has been in the eye of the storm following the open declaration of support and loyalty to him by the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha Alhassan, has also challenged everyone who has referred to him as corrupt to come out with evidences to prove their allegations against him or keep quiet for ever.

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The intention of the former Vice President was made public on Monday in a statement by his media office, written as response to the allegations of corruption being levelled against him by some persons, especially, those who are supporting president Buhari.

According to the statement, the desire of the former Vice President to provide better leadership for the country was made while on an inspection tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area of Abuja on Monday.

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“It is sickening to continue to regurgitate 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 said while condemning those who kept referring to him as corrupt without proving it.

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.”

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He added that it is morally offensive for people who despise honest labour to become judges in the courts of public opinion.

The Waziri Adamawa explained 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.

Source: The Independent

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