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Show evidence I benefitted from N156m slush fund, Atiku tells FG

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Atiku Abubakar has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence that he benefitted from the N 156 m slush fund that allegedly led to the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank.

Atiku made this challenge in a statement issued by Mr . Phrank Shaibu , his Special Assistant on Public Communication , on Friday .

He said , “ It is disgusting to continue to spin 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 .

“ They just suddenly woke up to the reality that , their lies about Atiku being corrupt can no longer hold ? I challenge the federal government to come up with evidence that I benefitted from N156 million slush funds through Claremont Management Services Account on 13 th January , 2009 as well as the collapse of Bank PHB as they have alleged .

“ It is instructive to note that the same Bank PHB is now Keystone Bank, which was said to have been acquired by Buhari ’ s cronies through AMCON last year , ”Atiku said in the statement .

The Minister of Information and Culture , Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Friday said the PDP candidate has a case to answer over the collapse of Platinum Habib Bank.

He revealed that the case would be started as soon as Atiku returns from the US , his first trip in more than a decade .

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