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Prove My Link With Hushpuppi – Dogara Challenges APC

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Prove My Link With Hushpuppi – Dogara Challenges APC

L-R, Dogara, Timi Frank, Dino Melaye and Hushpuppi in Dubai

L-R: former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; former All Progressives Congress, APC, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Timi Frank; Senator Dino Melaye and Hushpuppi in Dubai.

Immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has challenged the All Progressives Congress to establish the link between himself and suspected international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi.

Dogara of the Peoples Democratic Party, who is still a member of the House, said this in reaction to an APC statement, signed by its Deputy Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena.

Nabena has recently demanded the probe of some PDP leaders, including the immediate past President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; former Vice-President and PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; and Senator Dino Melaye, among others, over their alleged relationship with Hushpuppi.

Read Also: Cybercrime: APC Demands Probe Of PDP Members Over Alleged Link With Hushpuppi

Dogara has now reacted to the allegation in a statement issued by his media aide, Turaki Hassan, entitled ‘The Fatuous and Infantile Statement by the Smellfungus Called Yekini Nabena’.

Dogara through Hassan argued that APC leaders had also taken photographs with another Dubai-based Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, an erstwhile friend of Hushpuppi, who is also under fraud investigation.

Mompha is being currently being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged fraud, money laundering and running a foreign exchange business without the authorisation of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Hassan said;

This smellfungus called Nabena should have known that it is share mindlessness to attempt to execute mischief and blackmail in plain sight before the public some of whom are better informed. Who is that fool that links people to criminal activity simply because they appeared in a group picture at a public event comprising of people from different walks of life?

If appearing in a group photograph is what Nabena is now using to establish a link or connection to crimes or alleged criminals, then, why didn’t he issue such a statement in the wake of the arrest of a suspected money launderer by name Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, whose pictures with notable personalities including some APC governors are all over the social media? Is Nabena guilty of selective amnesia or share perfidy? Who is Nabena scared of? Who is he trying to fool?

He added;

For the records, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara has agreed to waive his right to a trial and go to jail if Nabena establishes any form of links or connection between him and the alleged cyber criminal before the event where the picture was taken and after the event until now. For Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, that picture was just another picture among the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of such pictures with Nigerians from all walks of life.

If the said Nabena is worth his salt, next time he speaks, he should speak to issues affecting the welfare of our union, which are well known to all discerning Nigerians. Nabena should or ought to know that there is no honour in speaking about group pictures taken at public events when the nation is bleeding and most Nigerian families are struggling and hurting.

Read Also: APC Playing Dirty, Cheap Politics – Saraki, Atiku Deny Link With Hushpuppi

Alhaji Atiku and Bukola Saraki in separate statements responded to the APC allegation on Saturday, describing the party’s action as ‘dirty and childish politics’, calling on Nabena to ‘desist from making and circulating such malicious, odious and offensive claims.’

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