Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has asked Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to quit peddling allegations against Buhari if he has no evidence.
Keyamo said this in reaction to the demand by Atiku that Buhari’s family be probed over their alleged ownership of substantial shares in Etisalat Nigeria and Keystone Bank.
The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), in a statement on Sunday, accused the PDP of spreading fake new, while its candidate “has refused to issue a personal statement up till this minute clarifying in details his record of crass corruption and abuse of office”.
Keyamo said Abubakar is himself, not free from corruption charges, saying he has “sealed indictments” with the US justice department.
According to him, Abubakar would be brought to face charges if he visits the US.
He also alleged that the immediate reason Abubakar is contesting for the presidency is to plunge the nation’s wealth.
He asked the PDP to provide evidence against Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or “forever keep quiet”
“How do we as a Nation end up with anyone with this sordid record locally and internationally? We have heard the lame defence that the U.S Justice Department said it has no pending case against Atiku Abubakar,” the statement read.
“ That is only a defence for the ignorant ones. In the United States, there are indictments the Justice Department can confirm to the world. But there is another category of indictments known as SEALED INDICTMENTS that the Justice Department cannot confirm to anyone.
“These indictments are sealed under the orders of a Judge. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has a sealed indictment waiting for him in the U.S. The day he visits the US, not as a candidate in an election, he will face charges.
“There is no question that the reasons for Atiku’s frequent contests for the Presidency are to steal the resources of Nigeria for self-enrichment and to prevent prosecution for his crimes of laundering and receiving bribes.
“No amount of fake news or ridiculous false allegations against the President or Vice President that can wash away the well-documented history of theft.”