Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to allegation by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that he had been mounting pressure on American authorities to expunge an alleged corruption case against his anointed and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
OkayNG.com recalls that the ruling party allege that Atiku is wanted in the United States for fraud, claiming Obasanjo was scheming to have the alleged charges dropped in order to clear the path for Atiku’s entry into that country.
Recall that Atiku has not been able to enter the U.S. since at least 2007 when he completed his two-term as vice-president, serving under Mr Obasanjo the entire eight years.
The APC said Obasanjo’s purported intervention betrayed his “legendary hypocrisy and self-serving interest in national affairs.”
Reacting to the claim on Saturday Obasanjo’s spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi said: “Baba cannot be responding to frivolous allegations by a vicious political party.” “Let them bring any shred of evidence to back their false claim.”
“It is unfortunate that they are trying to distract the attention of Nigerians in the lead up to a general election rather than focus on campaigning on serious issues to lift the country out of its current state,” Akinyemi added.
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