Governor Nasir El-Rufai Tuesday charged at Alh. Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, saying he was “haunted by his corruption demons.” In a Statement personally signed by El-Rufai and made available to newsmen in Kaduna, El-Rufai said Atiku was a liar.
His Statement: “This statement is issued in response to the latest falsehoods to emerge from Alhaji Atiku Abubukar.
He has a record of spewing outright lies and innuendo against my person. As we struggle to build a law-abiding society and secure progressive outcomes for our people, we cannot allow the triumph on these shores of those who will have us move to a post-factual world.
Not even from a man as practiced as Alhaji Atiku is in the dark arts of damaging other people through a campaign of lies from him and his media machine. “Therefore, I am constrained to provide a response to the fake news and irresponsible revision of recent history by Alhaji Atiku.
“I never had anything to do with the incorporation of Transcorp. Those that established that company and fronted it like Festus Odimegwu, Tony Elumelu, Otunba Lawal Solarin and Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke are still around and alive. As such I could not have and did not offer Alhaji Atiku any shares in Transcorp. I declined the shares that were offered to me.
Having done that, how could I have offered anyone shares?