Anthony Ehilebo, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Head of New Media, has slammed Michael Achimugu, a former aide to the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, calling him a serial blackmailer.
Achimugu has been releasing videos and audio of Atiku, his family, and aides, urging Nigerians not to vote for the former vice-president.
He claimed that Atiku Abubakar spent more than $120 million on the day of the 2019 presidential election.
Achimugu released the first of many audios of his alleged conversation with Atiku, in which the PDP presidential candidate admitted to advising former President Olusegun Obasanjo on how to divert public funds through the use of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV).
Speaking to the Daily Post about the allegations, Ehilebo urged Nigerians to ignore Achimugu, claiming that the whistleblower’s character is questionable.
He claimed that Achimugu is destroying himself rather than Atiku’s presidential ambitions.
This is the same person who had accused me of betraying Atiku Abubakar and I told him I will never do that. See the same person accusing me at some point that I was going to betray Atiku; see what he has done to himself.
He is a serial blackmailer. This is someone who had written a book about Atiku Abubakar; just because he is not getting what he wants, he quickly ran to the media to do his usual job of blackmail. Everybody knows that anyone who has something to do with doing business in Colombia has a questionable character.
I wish I could be put on a podium with him and will tell him the truth. I will tell him to his face that he can no longer be trusted
Nobody will trust him again. How can you even be recording a normal conversation? And there is absolutely nothing in that conversation. Nothing.
He thinks he is destroying Atiku Abubakar, but he has destroyed himself. I’m sure he knows that.
Discussion about this post