Atiku Explains Involvement In Fake Money-Sharing Scheme

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The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO) has distanced its principal from an online scheme, ‘Atiku Grant Disbursement Programme’, which claims to disburse grants to unsuspecting Nigerians.

This was disclosed in a Thursday statement made available on the social media pages of the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

According to the statement, the creators of the scheme are asking Nigerians to contribute a certain amount of money which will be multiplied for them after they download a certain social media application.

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APCO said it was not linked in anyway to the scheme.

Read full statement below:

The attention of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO) has been drawn to an on-going scheme that purports to disburse grants to unsuspecting Nigerians.

Information available to us reveal that the scheme code-named ‘Atiku Grant Disbursement Programme’ (see link 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.

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The APCO disclaims this scheme and any other in such manner. 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.

The APCO also wishes to inform the general public that the official/verified social media handles of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP and former Vice President of Nigeria remains the following: (Blog) (Facebook) (Twitter) (Instagram)

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 any online scheme that is aimed at defrauding innocent Nigerians, with the ulterior motive to embarrass the presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar.


John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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