The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has denied appointing a foreigner simply identified as David Pride as his social media consultant.
In a statement signed on Monday and made available to newsmen by Atiku’s media aide, Paul Ibe, the former Vice President said David Pride is an ‘impostor and unknown to him.’
The statement read: “A certain David Pride who claims to have been contracted by the Atiku Campaign and announced himself as a media consultant is an impostor unknown to His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar.
“Please disregard, his claim is false.”
The PDP hired Brian Ballard, a top US lobbyist, ahead of the 2019 elections. The influential lobbyist has President Donald Trump as one of his clients.