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2019 presidency: Atiku calls for President Buhari’s probe over ownership of Etisalat, Keystone Bank

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called for the investigation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s family’s alleged ownership of shares in the Etisalat Nigeria and Keystone Bank.

The former Vice President made the call in a statement yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu.

Atiku said that “Such a probe was necessary in view of reports that members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s family now own substantial share in Etisalat Nigeria which has an estimated $2bn of its estimated $20bn global net worth.”

The PDP presidebtial candidate said he was shocked by “reports from unimpeachable sources that the first family now plays big in the nation’s financial sector after acquiring mouth-watering shares in Keystone Bank with total assets of $1.916bn as well as purchasing about ₦3bn worth of shares in the new Pakistani Islamic Bank.

“I know that last week was turbulent for President Buhari and I apologize for adding to his woes, but he is insisting on the myth that he is spotless and anti-corrupt.

“If this is found to be true, this scandal would break every rule of corporate and public governance, since this will be the first time members of the first family will be openly involved in a once-in-a-lifetime deal that would make them all richer beyond their wildest dreams.”

Source: http://dailypost.ng/2018/12/27/2019-presidency-atiku-calls-president-buharis-probe-ownership-etisalat-keystone-bank/

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