The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar would on his return from his US trip answer to some questions by the Federal Government.
Atiku would be probed on his role in the collapse of Bank PHB being investigated by the government.
This bit of information was shared by Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, on Friday to pressmen at the State House, Abuja.
According to the minister, Mr Abubakar would be quizzed “following fresh evidence that he benefitted from slush funds that led to the collapse of Bank PHB.”
Lai mentioned that the FG had in its possession “paper trail which shows that he benefitted from N156 million.”
“It started from an internal memo dated 13 January 2009 asking that a draft in favour of Atiku Abubakar of 156 million should be raised,” he said.
A “claimant management account” was used to raise the amount as found on matching dates on another memo stated Mr Mohammed.
He added that the government has proof Atiku is a signatory to the account that received the money as shown by the acccount mandate, cheque and account statement.
“We want him to stay in the US for as long as he wants but he has to explain to Nigerians when he returns,” he said.
Reacting to Atiku’s visit to Washington DC, the minister maintained that it was the prerogative of the United States to issue its visa to anyone, although the FG had advised against so doing.
“We are not perturbed one bit. He can go ahead and get a U.S. green card. That will not save him from imminent defeat in the forthcoming election,” he said.
Mr Mohammed also added that “election will be held here not in the U.S.”
He quickly clarified that his statement does not insinuate the arrest of the PDP presidential candidate on his return to Nigeria.
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