Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has denied owning an online financial grant operating as ponzi scheme.
This disclaimer came today while reacting to a report that a scheme named ‘Atiku Grant Disbursement Programme’ where individuals were being asked to contribute some amount of money and get an increment after a period of time.
“The APCO disclaims this scheme and any other in such manner,” Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation said in a statement.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization is not in any way involved with the scheme or any other in such manner and neither did it give a proxy authorization.”
“Information available to us reveals that the scheme code-named ‘Atiku Grant Disbursement Programme’ is asking unsuspecting members of the public to contribute a certain amount of money which will be multiplied for them after they have downloaded a particular social media application.”
The presidential team claimed that the scheme was founded to soil the name of the PDP presidential candidate.
It however, urged members of the public to verify programmes alleged to have been initiated by the former vice-president on his social media accounts and disregard if not authorised by Atiku.
“The public is therefore put on notice to discountenance communication that did not emanate from any of these social media accounts and to refrain from participating in an online scheme that is aimed at defrauding innocent Nigerians, with the ulterior motive to embarrass the presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar.”