The attention of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO) says it is not in any way involved with the social media ‘Atiku Grant Disbursement Programme’.

The scheme surfaced on bit.ly/2NP4vup  asking interested candidates to contribute a certain amount of money which will be multiplied for them after they have downloaded a particular social media application.

APCO however in a statement on Thursday dismissed the program and any other in such manner.

"For the avoidance of doubt, the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization is not in any way involved with the scheme or any other in such manner and neither did it give a proxy authorization," it said.

The unsigned statement by APCO stressed that the official social media handles of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, from which all official correspondences must eminate remain www.atiku.org, www.facebook.com/atiku.org (Facebook), www.twitter.com/atiku (Twitter) and www.instagram.com/aatiku (Instagram).            

It urges the public to "discountenance" communication that did not emanate from any of these social media accounts and to refrain from participating in any online scheme that is aimed at defrauding innocent Nigerians, with the ulterior motive to embarrass the presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar.