Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has advised his self righteous political enemies to come forward with any evidence of corrupt practices against him or mind the skeletons in their own closets and forever shut their traps.
The APC Chieftain also said that he would fight corruption like never before if he is given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of the country.
Atiku Abubakar made the charge at a facility tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area of Abuja on Monday.
In a press statement released by his media office in Abuja, the former Vice President who has been accused of amassing wealth while he was in office, said it was morally offensive for people who despised honest labour to become judges in the courts of public opinion.
“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. People who have no initiative, personal resourcefulness and ideas about wealth creation, always assume that a man cannot build himself without stealing. People who are bereft of ideas about entrepreneurial spirit always think that everyone else is a thief like them.”he said
Continuing, the former Vice President said
“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,”.
Atiku stressed that he had become a successful investor before becoming Vice President in 1999
“If Atiku is a thief merely because of his resourcefulness and successful investments, my political enemies should tell Nigerians the sources of their own stupendous wealth,” he said.
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