The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abibakar, has distanced himself from an on-going scheme that purports to disburse grants to Nigerians.
The scheme code-named ‘Atiku Grant Disbursement Programme’ (see link bit.ly/2NP4vup) 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.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO) stated that the former Vice President and the APCO “is not in any way involved with the scheme or any other in such manner and neither did it give a proxy authorization.”
The APCO reiterated that the official and verified social media handles of the PDP presidential flagbearer remains as follows:
The statement urged the public “to discountenance communication that did not emanate from any of these social media accounts and to refrain from participating in any online scheme that is aimed at defrauding innocent Nigerians, with the ulterior motive to embarrass the presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar.”