I will fight corruption like never before – Atiku

The former vice president Atiku Abubakar has said if given the opportunity to lead Nigeria, he will fight corruption like no one has.

Atiku said this in Abuja, during a tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area, Punch reports.

He criticized those who keep linking him with allegations of corruption, challenging them to come forward with evidence, if they have one. He said:

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.

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 added that despite several attempts to charge him with corruption, he has never been found guilty. He 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.

He said people who lacked resourcefulness “always assume that a man cannot build himself without stealing.” He said:

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.

He charged the management and members of staff of the company to manifest the values of honesty, hard work and diligence, adding that these values are what brought him to the position he is today.

“I will shock everyone because I believe that I will fight corruption like never before,” he said.