Ex Gov. to Amechi: You paid N100 Million to join APC
Former governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa has accused some current members of the APC of paying their way into the party. Bafarawa made the allegation while speaking to Daily Trust in Sokoto recently.
His words: “APC government says it is fighting corruption, but it is the mother of corruption; it has been the mother of corruption since the day it opened its gates to those five governors from the new PDP.
“When they (five governors) came into the APC, they were warmly received because they had the money to contribute N100 million each.
“When I, a founding member and acting chairman of the party’s constitution drafting committee queried why they were expressly allowed entry, I was bluntly told they had money to give. I then offered to also contribute N100 million but my own contribution was rejected.
“Those five governors entered APC to corrupt the party, and they succeeded in doing so. This is why I say APC is the mother of corruption.
“I foresaw that they would hijack the party and attempt to do whatever they want. If they are allowed to do whatever they want, there will be problem in the politics of the country; if they are not allowed, which is the situation now, there will be a rift between them and the government, they will be disloyal and impudent to the government, and this will cost the country immense problem in terms of progress.”
The Governors fingered in the accusation are minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed; Senators Rabiu Kwankwaso and Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko and former Adamawa governor, Murtala Nyako.