Atiku’s orphan story a lie, says Presidency

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The Presidency has reacted to a statement by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on how he sold firewood as an orphan.

On Monday while unveiling his campaign policy document titled, ‘The Atiku plan’, Atiku narrated a story of how he started out selling firewood as an orphan in Adamawa before he got rich.

“I started out as an orphan selling firewood on the streets of Jada in Adamawa, but God, through the Nigerian state, invested in me and here I am today. If Nigeria worked for me, I owe it as my duty to make sure that Nigeria also works for you.” he said.

See also: Atiku launches support group

Reacting today, Lauretta Onochie, the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, lambasted the former vice president, describing his statement as lies, urging Nigerians not to trust the former Vice President.

Onochie questioned how Atiku became an orphan in 1984 when he was rich at the age of 38.

The social media aide further opined that it’s disrespectful and insulting to Nigerians for a candidate or anyone to lie to them.

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