SWITZERLAND, JULY 6 – The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has alleged that high-profile cybercrime suspect, Raymond Abbas (HushPuppi), was an important part of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s strategy in the 2019 election.
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has alluded to alleged links between PDP and Hushpuppi, who is currently facing charges in the United States, after being arrested in Dubai a few weeks ago.
Members of the PDP, and several Nigerians have dismissed the allegations as juvenile, and political.
Today’s Echo reports that as a once popular socialite, Hushpuppi was regularly seen hanging out with various notable figures in politics, business, and entertainment. Pictures of Hushpuppi posing with celebrities including Wizkid, Ramsey Noah, Davido, and AY can be seen online.
In a statement she made on her verified Twitter handle, Mrs. Onochie said, “The Dubai Strategy.#Hushpuppi was very prominent in the strategy to change the government of the federal Republic of Nigeria through the back door.@YakubDogara @DinoMelaye, Timi Frank and so on, were there.In spite of denials, we know them. There’s nothing hidden under the sun”
She also posted a video showing some PDP members, including Senator Dino Melaye, chatting with Hushpuppi.
The Presidential Aide is of the opinion that Hushpuppi was part of the strategy of the People’s Democratic Party when some of its members travelled to Dubai in 2019 to strategize on how to win the 2019 Presidential election.