INTERVIEW: How El-Rufai, Ribadu betrayed me – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

As an only child, he grew up without a father and learned to fight his own battles from an early age.  Atiku Abubakar, Turaki Adamawa, rose above the challenges of his early life to enjoy an enviable r in the Nigeria Customs Service. But it is politics that brought him into national limelight since he first took a shot at the Nigerian Presidency in the early 1990s and narrowly missed becoming the standard bearer of the Social Democratic Party. Since then, he has not looked back, at least politically. He was elected Governor of Adamawa State in 1999 but was never sworn in as fate smiled on him with former President Olusegun Obasanjo picking him as Vice President. That choice was a turning point for Atiku who quickly grew into perhaps the most powerful VP Nigeria ever had before things literally fell apart between him and Obasanjo. In the midst of the chasm, Atiku’s persona went through a major metamorphosis. He literally became the ‘face of corruption’ within the Obasanjo administration. With allegations of graft swirling around him, Atiku wrestled his principal in a byzantine game of intrigues until they both left office. But the story of what went wrong has never really been told, at least not in the no -holds -barred tradition of Zero Tolerance.

For many months, we made efforts to make him grant us an interview to tell his own story, but it had been one excuse or the other. But on June 1, 2016, the opportunity came and the team of TONY ORILADE, KAMILU GEBI, AISHA MOHAMMED and POLYCARP SAGA, took him up on sundry issues. Excerpts:

The name Atiku Abubakar cannot be ignored in Nigeria, what makes Atiku tick?

I don’t know, maybe because I’m straightforward, plain and always speak my mind. You see, I’ve been in politics for the last 25 years, and in those years I have fought the military to restore democracy; and after democracy was restored, by the grace of God and support of Nigerians, I was in government for eight years as Vice President. I believe I did my best as a Vice President though there were turbulent political moments; I came out of it and I have continued with my political career and business activities.

I think anybody who has been in either business or politics in the last 25 years must have come across me one way or the other.

From 1999 to 2007 you were the Vice President and it is on record that you fought many judicial battles.

I have always fought injustice since my student days and therefore if I believed I was pursuing a right, just cause, I give it all my strength and courage to make sure I get justice.

Considering the battles that you fought in government, not a few are surprised that you have maintained a respectable relationship with your boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

I still thank God and him for nominating me as his Vice President which gave me the opportunity to experience governance at the highest level. We had political disagreements, quite rightly so. I never shied away from political disagreements; we quarrelled and where we couldn’t make up, it became public knowledge. But I still respect him as my former boss. The fact that we disagreed politically is no reason why we should be at loggerheads all our lifetime.

In any case, as far as politics is concerned I don’t have any enemy; I could have an opponent. Enmity is too strong a word to use in a relationship that is purely political.

Allegation of corruption was your albatross in the race for the presidency in 2006. Is Atiku Abubakar corrupt?

Well, if Atiku Abubakar was corrupt, he would have been found guilty of corruption by all the panels and probes and cases that were brought before the courts. I remember the only corruption indictment against me was a white paper which was cooked up by our own administration overnight including the very EFCC that I helped found, and other cabinet ministers, which I challenged in court. The court rightly dismissed all those indictments as being mere political; and till today nobody has ever indicted me of corruption.

You just mentioned the EFCC as an agency that cooked up a white paper that indicted you of corruption. At that point in time, the Commission was headed by Nuhu Ribadu; how will you describe your relationship with him today?

Well, I recall when he came to ask for my forgiveness, I said if you want me to forgive you Nuhu, go to the same television stations where you said I was corrupt and say you now realize that I am not corrupt. Then he said sir, ‘you have forgiven so many people who have offended you publicly, without them going to TV stations to apologise to you. Why is my own case different?’ I said ‘your case is different because first of all I helped to found the EFCC; I made sure that even when you had no budget, I took money from the privatization council and gave you as a loan so that you can function before the National Assembly approved your budget. I was instrumental to your appointment, so I believe I had contributed to your development and that is what you are now paying me back with’. In any case, he kept apologising and I said ‘okay; no problem’. That closed the chapter.

But you’ve never supported his political aspirations?

No, when we were in the same political party, APC, he came to me and said he has been asked to join PDP and I told him please don’t go to PDP. If you think I might not support your political aspirations in Adamawa, you are wrong. If the people of Adamawa say they want you, I also want you. Not only that, I sent one of his closest friends, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, who is now Deputy Chairman, North, APC, to go and tell Nuhu to please remain in APC and not move to PDP. But eventually he left, so there was never a time when he needed my political support and it was not forthcoming. The point is that I am a true democrat, if he goes through a process and emerges as the choice of the people, I will always support that choice.

Could it be that he doubted your sincerity?

Maybe, but I don’t know. This is what happened between us and I am very straightforward so it was up to him.

The current governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, in his book: “Accidental Public Servant” portrays you as a very corrupt person. Is the book account accurate about your person?

Did he give any evidence or prove where I was corrupt? Again this is the same el-Rufai whom I was instrumental in bringing into government and making him Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, and eventually a minister. You also forgot that it was the same el-Rufai and Nuhu that my boss used in cooking up the indictment that was eventually thrown out.

So, where is the evidence of corruption? It’s just not fair for you to say somebody is corrupt without substantiation. This is the same el-Rufai who testified on TV that he worked with me as DG of BPE for four years and there was never a time I asked him or instructed him to do anything unethical in those years.

So, how am I a corrupt person? This is the same el-Rufai and others who incorporated Transcorp during my time as Vice President and offered me shares and I declined. I wrote them officially to say it was unethical of me to have accepted those offers. So, where is the corruption toga coming from?

But he mentioned the fact that you were the arrowhead in the N50 million bribe scandal involving Senators Ibrahim Mantu, Jonathan Zwingina and others during his ministerial confirmation screening…

No, absolutely not. He must have misconstrued what happened. He actually ran to me to say that he was denied confirmation by the Senate. Of course, I called Mantu and others and confronted them, and they admitted that yes they denied him because they do not see him as a Minister. It is also on record, because I controlled the campaign funds, every Senator benefitted from those funds; and el-Rufai now went and said those campaign funds were meant to be a bribe. This is how he came about concocting that story. Of course my boss, the President, investigated the story and found out that indeed every Senator got contributions from the campaign fund which I was managing.

So where is the corruption in that? Had he discovered that there was corruption, he would have used it against me because he was looking for anything to nail me. But he couldn’t get it because I brought him evidence of all those that benefitted from the campaign fund.

Why was he looking for anything to nail you?

My offence was simply because I disagreed with him on the amendment of the Constitution, to remove tenure/term limits or what was popularly called the “third term agenda”. In fact he sent the then Attorney General and Prof. Jerry Gana to my office to bring me the draft amendments to the constitution. After going through, I found out that tenure limits had been removed. In other words he could be President for life! I now asked them that, ‘if I send you to the President can you deliver this message’. They said ‘yes’. I said ‘go and tell him I will not support it and I will fight it’.

But he never admitted there was a third term agenda.

As far as I’m concerned, he called me on the phone and said ‘VP, I’m sending Attorney General Kanu Agabi and Jerry Gana to see you’. So it’s my word against his.

The story then was that you attempted to thwart his second term bid and he had to kneel down to beg you before you conceded. Is this true?

(smiles) It is not true that he knelt for me. Of course he came to my house and I refused to see him. He started it. How can you go and declare your candidature and refuse to declare that you will run with your running mate? So I had to fight back to remain on the ticket. Eventually he declared that he was running with me and then came to my house and we made up.

It was speculated that you suggested to him the ‘Mandela option’, that you were interested in taking over.

Absolutely not true. Rather he accused one of my aides of promoting the ‘Mandela option’.

In 2010, a United States Senate report was said to have accused you of laundering over $40 million in suspicious funds into the US between 2000 and 2008 in collaboration with your wife, Jennifer. Would you say this was orchestrated by your enemies?

It was an allegation which wasn’t proved. It was my legitimate money which I transferred to the US, there was nothing about it. More so, I was not indicted in that report. They only said suspicious funds but I proved before the Senate committee that they were not suspect.

Your friend, the Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson…

He was not my friend.

He was said to be close to you.

Never! He was not close to me.

Okay, what was the relationship between you and William Jefferson?

There was no relationship whatsoever.

Then tell us why he was linked to you?

The man wrote a letter to my office on a communications project, and for God’s sake, I was not the minister of communications; so I endorsed the letter to the minister of communications to address as his purview. After that, I travelled to the United States and he came to see me to bring the same copy of the letter. I told him, ‘well, I got a copy of this letter and have forwarded it to the ministry of communications to get in touch with you’, and he left! That was all we discussed.

Apparently, I didn’t know he had duped a lady and collected “marked money” from her in my name; unknown to him the FBI was on his trail. But of course there was no way he could give me money because, what was $100,000 to me? Eventually, my wife’s residence was searched and nothing was found; but when his residence was searched, of course the money was found there; and he was convicted. I was not even called as a witness.

The last time this magazine spoke with your former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo, he made reference to the fact that you are corrupt and that there is still a valid travel restriction on you to the United States.

There is no travel restriction on me to the United States. After leaving office, I’ve been to the US severally to visit my family which has eventually relocated.

When was the last time you visited the US?

The reason why I always visited the US was because of my wife. She is no more in the US. So I don’t have compelling reason to visit the US now.

How would you describe the anticorruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari?

Well, so far so good, the anti-corruption posture is in accordance to the laws of our country, nothing is being done extrajudicially.

What is your view on the way the EFCC, under its current leadership, is performing?

As much as possible, the EFCC is fighting corruption according to the rule of law. That’s the best it can do.

Your investments in the American University of Nigeria, was it morally appropriate to have done so as a sitting Vice President?

You need to have studied the structure of the University. More than 20 years ago, I started with a nursery school, then a primary school before I established the University. The whole institution is a Trust and non-profit foundation. Till date, I still don’t make any profit, and I have continued to subsidize the education being offered in that place. It is a complete educational community from Kindergarten to the University based on the American system in one place which doesn’t belong to me or the family.

My own is a completely different system from others. I don’t know their concept which may be for profit or other gains, but mine isn’t a profit making venture.

Do you intend to make profit in the future?

Even if profit is eventually made, it will be reinvested in the place. So nothing will come back to me or any member of my family.

Going by the revelations from the arms procurement investigation, are you shocked at the level of corruption in our polity?

Honestly, I never thought it was that pervasive. I never thought!

So how can we separate money from politics in Nigeria?

You can separate money from politics if you have the right leadership. The leadership should give focus and direction as far as fighting corruption is concerned.

President Buhari is already saying that he will not allow institutions of government to fund political parties. Is that a realistic position?

First of all, it is fundamentally wrong and illegal to use government funds in financing political parties. As far as I know, being the custodian of the political process and structure during our time, we never used government funds. I drew up the structure of how we could fund our party then, and wenever used government funds.

How about the alleged funding of PDP from the NNPC accounts?

During our time?

Yes, during your time under Obasanjo’s government.

Not that I’m aware of. Maybe, at the later stage of our administration when the President of course decided to divest me of all responsibilities.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We have Zero Tolerance’s permission to republish this interview.


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  • Nkem

    Obviously, there are some people around Atiku who have turned the man’s perennial ambition into a lucrative industry. Anytime there is any hint of vulnerability of incumbency, they go and push him to start thinking he can be president; then he starts throwing money into a project that even they themselves know is a very big pipe dream. And because the man has some free money to throw around he doesn’t use his head very well to realise that they are always scamming him. For them it has become a sure business that matures every four years, as long as Atiku is alive.

    • Koko

      Brother . What a beautiful summary of Atiku disease. But I beg to add that he also cultivates the perennial festivity by sabotaging every genuine efforts of the incumbents. For you to succeed as an incumbent Atiku must be pacified. And this is one of the big problemsc facing Nigeria today.

    • Zak Eneji Muhammed

      U ve studied Atiku’s political history very well but I also think people have been able to take advantage of him because of his own desperation as well. There’s no way people can continue to successfully lure u into something u re not desperately interested in. Atiku has that desperation and people have been exploiting it successfully.

    • Onike24

      Very astute observation.

    • sir Oscie

      I charge your sentiments my friend but I honestly believe that the man will do a lot better than the present administration.
      Most of the high points of the Obj’s administration he was instrumental to.

      • emmanuel

        A virulent crook for that matter. The demonic spirit he got from Nigeria custom would be deployed to the later if he get near power.
        How he and Fasawe killed the Ibadan Bank. PTDF, how he inherited great wealth from his father and became one of the richest by working as a custom man.
        I already see Yoruba relatives of Titi joining in the campaign already and would not be shocked if Onike is one of them – selfishness and not patrotism : the killer of Nigeria

        • sir Oscie

          you are misinformed about the man….he was orphaned at a very young age and never inherited great wealth from his father like you stated…He started from the bottom and now he’s here… He’s a definition of hard work in my own opinion.

          • emmanuel

            Mine was a metaphor. How did he get his great wealth if not from Crooked means?
            Mean men who stop at nothing to amass wealth by plundering public resources.

          • sirOscie

            So all wealthy Nigerians made their money from crooked means or what?
            I think that is a very wrong mind set, Seeing a wealthy man as either a thief or ritualist.

          • lala

            for one who was a public servant most of his career, he has to explain more.

          • sirOscie

            Is a public servant not suppose to make money?

          • emmanuel

            By stealing and patronage (using undue advantage)?
            Are you an illiterate?

          • sirOscie

            I should be the one asking you that, seeing everything wrong with a public servant leaving a good life. You cant accuse anybody of stealing without a tangible evidence against him… If he was a thief like you claimed , do you think Obj wouldn’t be happy nailing him and removing him as his vice?
            Keep sentiments as and comment like someone with brain in his head.

          • Malik

            The gist of it is he has to explain his wealth, simple.

            I know you are doing the job you were recruited to do, I won’t knock you for that – man must eat – and you can drag anybody you like into the conversation, it doesn’t negate the simple requirement of him explaining his wealth from being a civil servant.

            And I did as Governor El-Rufai suggested, and I was able to locate the United States Senate Permanent Sub-Committee Investigations on four case histories of foreign corruption in the USA findings.

            I downloaded it – it’s in PDF format – and I did a quick search for the keyword ‘Atiku’ using the ‘Ctrl+F’ key. The entries related to the keyword ‘Atiku’ are sixty in number and below are some excerpts.

            In summation, I can only conclude from my findings that Atiku is being ingenious with the truth on the issue of his refusal to visit the United States.

            Some excerpts from the US Senate findings:

            Abubakar Case History. From 2000 to 2008, Jennifer Douglas, a U.S. citizen and the fourth wife of Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and former candidate for President of Nigeria, helped her husband bring over $40 million in suspect funds into the United States through wire transfers sent by offshore corporations to U.S. bank accounts. In a 2008 civil complaint, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Ms. Douglas received over $2 million in bribe payments in 2001 and 2002, from Siemens AG, a major German corporation. While Ms. Douglas denies wrongdoing, Siemens has already pled guilty to U.S. criminal charges and settled civil charges related to bribery and told the Subcommittee that it sent the payments to one of her U.S. accounts. In 2007, Mr. Abubakar was the subject of corruption allegations in Nigeria related to the Petroleum Technology Development Fund.

            Of the $40 million in suspect funds, $25 million was wire transferred by offshore corporations into more than 30 U.S. bank accounts opened by Ms. Douglas, primarily by Guernsey Trust Company Nigeria Ltd., LetsGo Ltd. Inc., and Sima Holding Ltd. The U.S. banks maintaining those accounts were, at times, unaware of her PEP status, and they allowed multiple, large offshore wire transfers into her accounts. As each bank began to question the offshore wire transfers, Ms. Douglas indicated that all of the funds came from her husband and professed little familiarity with the offshore corporations actually sending her money. When one bank closed her account due to the offshore wire transfers, her lawyer helped convince other banks to provide a new account.

            In addition, two of the offshore corporations wire transferred about $14 million over five years to American University in Washington, D.C., to pay for consulting services related to the development of a Nigerian university founded by Mr. Abubakar. American University accepted the wire transfers without asking about the identity of the offshore corporations or the source of their funds, because under current law, the University had no legal obligation to inquire.

          • sirOscie

            Is the El-Rufai not a very wealth man too?
            Has he explained to us how became a billionaire without having a known wealth creating business or enterprise.
            List of the 20 biggest treasury looters in Nigeria.
            1. Abacha stole an estimated 8 billion dollars
            2. IBB stole an estimated 7 billion dollars
            3. Abdul Salam Abubakar stole an estimated 6 billion dollars
            4. Ibori stole an estimated 5.8 billion dollars
            5. Ismila Gwazo stole an estimated 5.5 billion dollars
            6. Jeremiah Useni stole an estimated 5. 3 billion dollars
            7. Umaru Dikko stole an estimated 5.2 billion dollars
            8. Bashir Dalhatu stole an estimated 4.8 billion dollars
            9. Gen Washishi stole an estimated 3 billion dollars
            10. Alhaji Wada Nas stole an estimated 2.8 billion dollars
            11. Don Etiebet stole an estimated 2.8 billion dollars
            12. Dan Etete stole an estimated 2 .6 billion dollars
            13. Rear Admiral Mike Akhigbe stole an estimated 2.6 billion dollars
            14. Tanimu Yakubu stole an estimated 2.45 billion dollars
            15. Ishaya Bamaiyi stole an estimated 2.1 billion dollars
            16. Al mustapha stole an estimated 2 billion dollars
            17. T Y danjuma stole an estimated 2 billion dollars
            18. Anthony Ani stole an estimated 2 billion dollars
            19. Tom Ikimi stole an estimated 1.8 billion dollars
            20 . Nasir El Rufai stole an estimated 1.6 billion dollars
            Source Times Of London
            How many of these people have been prosecuted by EFCC?
            Now ask yourself the simple question why has EFCC turned a blind eye to these criminals?

          • Malik

            Everybody on your list is a crook AND SO IS ATIKU. There, we are finally in agreement, abi?

          • emmanuel

            i know Atiku, i know the one he left in the Customs who managed his runs when he left.
            Did i conclude that all wealthy people are crooked?
            Anyway, i understand this image laundering interview and does know that he has taken care of those who would manage the fallouts from the publication within PT.
            Are you on Atiku Presidential game? and how many are you detailed to do the job? We are up to it.

          • Onike24

            Yeah right! If stealing and embezzlement counts as hard work

          • sirOscie

            If it’s that easy, Your own life would have be better than it’s.

          • Onike24

            My life IS better! My father is not a thief, my mother is not one. I was given a good name. My husband family-,honest people. A good name is better than riches

          • sirOscie

            who are we going to ask na??????
            Anyway clap for yourself!

    • emmanuel

      good one here!

  • dudu

    Sai Turaki Adamawa! I like this guy despite the many controversies trailing him. Only wished he did not decamp back to PDP when he left AC

  • George

    He would have done better than this present deadwood we have as president.

    • sir Oscie

      I concur…………..But most of us are blinded by sentiments which has landed us where we are today.

      • Olu from South Africa

        You have aaaaaaaaaaa lot to do for you to sell a monkey on the tree to current Nigerians. Go recruit more. Ask Dumbo and madam thick lips, NOI, how they do it. Your profile completely give you out. Keep dreaming.

        • sirOscie

          You say?????

      • abdulaziz

        sentiment hahaha u’re funnhy are u not? pls ask ur self

    • kinsly

      Atiku better? Let him rule your family first.

  • Dead End.

    Sir you raised some very valid point wish I agreed with; you also have free money to throw around which some people are exploiting every four years because of your inordinate presidential ambition. So, if I may ask sir how did you came about your humongous wealth? What is your source of income apart from being top custom officer….

    • emmanuel

      He did some cattle rearing according to him before joining Customs. He also inherited great wealth from his father – PTDF, BPE, etc
      He was to get NPA wholesale and AP PLC, then Obasanjo Mint and Nepa. before 2003 election separated them and their demonic plans fell through. Then Obj took AP (Amin Petroleum lost story) from him

    • abdulaziz

      he’s a busnes man, intel and others

  • emmanuel

    This interview marks the beginning of Atiku campaign for 2019. He is known for drawing the Government in power early into the Turf, thereby distracting them, purposefully to make fore more weaknesses and subsequent failures.
    Unfortunately, that has never yielded him the desired result.
    This time around, he has latched on to restructuring Nigeria as a bait to woo Southerners and we already know that it is a political scam.
    We are tired of those who plundered Nigeria coming back to set up empires they could not put up in their early life. If North by all means, then we would consider the likes of Nda Isaiah and not any of the corrupt hawks – El-Rufai is a no; no.
    Ribadu is a confused man, Kwakwanso is confused also.
    David Mark is an oni je ku je, Saraki is a leper and Tambuwal is a betrayer of mean repute.

    • abdulaziz

      tambuwal as u leave speaker i thought ur corrupt is ova. but u still have mind to collect money from dogara and share it to reps concernig jibril kofa case i’m disapointed in u.

    • FirecloudOFGOD

      That is a sound mind talking. In all essence, agree with the kernel of your analysis. In particular, concerning Ribadu. He is totally besotted to power for its sake only. They are of the type that Proverbs 13: 25 talks about: “The poor Eat to Live, but the rich Live to Eat.”

  • vay

    Never will someone like Atiku rule Nigeria again. God forbid

    • abdulaziz

      only God knows. change is constant. let pray 4 the best

  • Bayo Ola

    Atiku, one of the most corrupt Nigerians that Lucifer forced on Nigeria is ‘warming” himself back into the political arena. Nigeria is a tragedy

  • Nkem

    Alhaji Atiku has just reminded us that he won all his corruption cases against the government. Does anyone remember who was helping him win those case – the famous RICKY TARFA of course!

    Now Atiku cannot set foot on American soil. Why is that? There is (1) the Jefferson case (2) the 40 million dollars American University money laundering case (3) the $2.8 million Siemens bribery case for which his american wife has been on the run since.

    Now, I wonder why he has not sent Ricky Tarfa to go and fix things for him there as well. Maybe it is because America is not Nigeria. Or maybe Ricky Tarfa has his own dossier too with Uncle Sam.

    • Rommel

      Ahhhhhh Rickey Tarfa? now I get it

    • Olu from South Africa

      The “man” is trying to wake his dead political career thinking we will be fooled by his folly. He and his cohorts wrecked Nigeria economy with their nefarious business activities. Dreaming of coming back to finish Nigeria.

  • Abu Saleh

    One of our greatest political minds… Too bad its not aimed at improving our collective interests as a people. Just think, where will we be if AA is on the side of the people.

  • Rommel

    That Atiku was never convicted in Nigeria should not translate to innocence,after all,Ibori was also never found guilty in Nigeria and we now know how the judiciary in Nigeria operates

    • vay

      Bless for that

    • vay

      Bless you for that

    • Factsay

      For once we agree….lol

  • Olu from South Africa

    This is a must read for everyone who have true interest of Nigeria and her generations yet to be born at heart before listen to wolf in human flesh. “keeping-foreign-corruption-out-of-the-united-states-four-case-histories” Goggle it and start reading from “our leader” case study.

    • olayiwola

      Thanks, have downloaded it. The little I have seen shows that the westerners are afraid of us polluting their people. We here hail our looters for the pittance we receive and by the pressure of our faith and ethnicity. Thanks once again

    • Abu Saleh

      Just went through it (well what I could of a 300+ page report) and it’s very interesting. Even though it wasn’t explicitly clear about him committing a crime, being a quartet of a case study on international corruption means AA will not dare put a foot on US soil ever again.

  • Fredodo1

    Smart crook……pity the reporter did not ask him about his homosexual activities.

    • sirOscie

      it takes one to know another.

      • emmanuel

        We already knew you would wait to hound us on behald of your paymaster, since Ati ku may have paid ahead. How many moniker will you use for this job?
        Bayo Onanuga did it and he got compensated

        • sirOscie

          That you are getting paid to comment on this forum doesn’t mean everyone here has sold his/her conscience like you.
          A lot of us still knows what it means to have integrity something that is alien to your kind.

          • abdulaziz

            mr intergrity where is al rufai sahara state governors previous grant breakdown, because he is hungry for power. tel me can he evn give us his state monthly grant breakdown. this naija for u.

          • sirOscie

            El-Rufai is a crook and a liar and it’s time to bring out his dirty deals.

    • Abu Saleh

      Where is that coming from?

      • abdulaziz

        from onisha

    • abdulaziz

      i pitty ur life u better ask 4 fgivenss accept u are once a victim

  • thusspokez

    The name Atiku Abubakar cannot be ignored in Nigeria, what makes Atiku tick?

    Thieving and embezzling, of course!

    • abdulaziz

      contentment and gratetful to God, even u as poor as u’re if u are contented u will be tick

      • Observer

        E-rat, how do you know he is poor?

  • Factsay

    Now we know that even EFCC can corruptly cook up something against an innocent person.

    Thank you Atiku for making us understand that all of una including EFCC are corrupt.

    • abdulaziz

      Na nown u no. that pass n present administration efcc and govt are corrupt. were is ur brother lamurde

      • Factsay

        Is enjoying his loot

  • Bello George Eveshoyan

    hmmmmmm………………..what baffles me most is dat they all speak so intelligently.. but act dfferently.. yes atiku transfered 40million his personal money to the usa… hmmm wetin atiku dey do sef? i tot he was a retired custom officer… naija eeeh na god go epp us

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    • emmanuel

      Guy you still neva catch any mugu? Make you take small break na? We know say Buhari don scatter naija for ground, but evribodi don know your level.
      May be you go go Ghana, niaja don see you finish!

      • akalex

        my brother, tell am!

      • Observer

        hahahahahahaha.. guy, abeg word the mugu

  • Du Covenant

    There is nothing promising or good about Atiku that makes him a Presidential material. With a corrupt judiciary, how on earth does he expect being indicted in Nigeria for corruption?, did we not see how Ibori behaved until he walked into the British net?.To confirm he is a very corrupt person, he believes that El-Rufai and Nuhu Ribadu should have treated him different because he was instrumental in hiring them, is this not corruption?. How can a person with such mindset think he is not corrupt?.

    • abdulaziz

      corrupt or not corrupt we believe that change is constant in life, as trump is tryin to change we also believe that Atiku would change positive

      • Observer

        Atiku’s E-Rat, I dey laff you

  • Nigeriasucceed

    Atiku is evil. Please investigate this matter. There is a man called Kudu at the protocol department at the Nigeria High Commission. This kudu is a fraudulent man. The HOC moved kudu out of the protocol to help with the passport office at the high commission because the immigration is a busier department. This kudu called Atiku to reverse the case. Atiku then called the high commissioner to move kudu back to the protocol office. Rumours has it that Atiku sleeps with kudu when ever he is in London practicing gay relationship. you can investigate for the truth

    • abdulaziz

      u;re a hipocret may god have mercy 4 u

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  • Anti Atiku

    Atiku needs to shut up. The world needs to know how you have taken over Nigeria embassy in London and how you ordered the high commissioner to reinstall one corrupt staff called kudu because you practice sexual gay relationship with kudu.

    • abdulaziz

      like u’re once a victim’ i pity ur life

  • Shamsuddeen Shehu Saeed

    Atiku dn’t mind betreyer like el-rufu’i liar like him.

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    Why can’t African Politicians answer a simple question such as:
    Q:“When was the last time you visited the US?”

    A: “The reason why I always visited the US was because of my wife. She is no more in the US. So I don’t have compelling reason to visit the US now.”

    Comment: I was just waiting for a comment such 2 or 5 or 12 years ago, not why you visited US 2million years ago. Why is it so stiff to tell us the answer Atiku?