Nigeria 2023: Allegations of drug trafficking, corruption taint Tinubu, Atiku campaigns

By Eniola Akinkuotu
Posted on Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:19

Nigerian election candidates Atiku Abubakar (L) and Bola Tinubu
Nigerian election candidates Atiku Abubakar (L) and Bola Tinubu (photo: rights reserved)

With barely a month to Nigeria’s Presidential elections, Presidential hopefuls – Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar – are making last-minute efforts to sink each others’ campaigns as allegations of fraud, drug trafficking and blackmail reach climax. How will this influence the minds of voters?

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar spent most of his 2019 Presidential campaign responding to allegations of corruption. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) mocked Atiku every day for being unable to travel to the US after he came under investigation for allegedly wiring $40m through shell companies to his fourth wife in the US.