The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said that he is certainly not corrupt and nobody can prove otherwise.
Atiku, while speaking during a brief interview with CNN, said he has always challenged anyone who has any proof of any wrongdoing by him to come forward.
Speaking on the allegations of corruption levelled against him, the former vice-president stated that it is a normal thing for public officers to be accused of corruption.
When asked point blank if he was corrupt, Atiku said: “I’m not, certainly not, because if I am corrupt, I would have been either charged or indicted”.
“They have not stood the test of time, there is no public officer that is not accused of corruption.”
The former vice-president also suggested that his success is one reason why corruption is always tied to his name, challenging anyone who has anything on him to come forward to charge him, prosecute him, and possibly indict him.
“I have been successful, I have never been charged, I have never been indicted, they are all allegations. I have asked anybody, I have dared people publicly, that if anybody has any evidence of corruption against me, let him come out,” he said in another CNN interview.
Speaking on gender equality, Atiku said the PDP, in its ideology, is gender sensitive, and has appointed more women as party executives, members of parliament, and ministers in its government.