The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has invited Festus Keyamo, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, over a petition he filed requesting the probe of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Keyamo had accused Atiku of diverting public funds through special purpose vehicles while he was Nigeria’s vice-president.
The minister of state for labour and employment had given the CCB a 72-hour ultimatum to “arrest, invite, interrogate and prosecute” Atiku for the alleged offences.
The CCB, in a letter dated March 28, invited Keyamo to the bureau’s office in Abuja to adopt his petition.
“This invitation is to enable you adopt the aforementioned petition and to provide any additional information that may be material to this investigation,” the letter reads.
“You are requested to come along with one Michael Achimugu, to assist with enquiries regarding the attachments to your petition.”
Keyamo has also instituted a suit against the former vice-president before an Abuja federal high court.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/84/2023, Keyamo is seeking to compel law enforcement agencies to prosecute Atiku over the same offences.
Keyamo is praying the court for an order compelling the PDP standard bearer “to submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Conduct of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for thorough investigation.”
The minister’s suit is premised on an audio recording released by Achimugu, Atiku’s former aide.