Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has vowed to fight corruption like never before if elected as the President in 2019.
“I will shock everyone because I believe that I will fight corruption like never before. I would fight corruption like never before if given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of the country.” he reportedly said in a statement by his media office in Abuja.
Atiku reportedly said aside his ability to build a team capable of accomplishing the task, he was well equipped to fight corruption because of his vast experiences both in the public and private sectors.
Atiku, who was ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s deputy for eight years, has also challenged his perceived political enemies to either prove his alleged corrupt activities or keep quiet.
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 are bereft of ideas about entrepreneurial spirit always think that everyone else is a thief just like them.
“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,” the APC chieftain was quoted as saying.
It was also reported that the Waziri Adamawa noted that people who lacked initiative, personal resourcefulness and ideas about wealth creation, always assume that a man cannot build himself without stealing.