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Drama As Atiku Gives PDP Delegates $5000 Bribe Each To Outbid Saraki Who Gave $4000 To Each Delegates

atiku gives delegates $5000

By Olushola Fabiyi

Drama As Atiku Gives PDP Delegates $5000 Bribe Each To Outshine Saraki Who Gave $4000 To Each Delegates During PDP Primary Election

PDP members who were fortunate to be delegates at the party’s national convention which held in Port Harcourt on Saturday, have described the exercise as worthy.

This is because, they were said to have received thousands of dollars as bribes from some presidential aspirants.

As early as Saturday morning, some of the delegates said they already had up to $9,000 each while they said that they were still expecting more.

The aspirants who are taking part in the primary are a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa.

Others are the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki; a former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Relations, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki (SAN) and a former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jona Jang.

Also in the race are, a former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi; a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido and Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed.

A particular aspirant, who had taken part in a presidential primary before, was said to have first offered the delegates $2,500 each in exchange for votes.

But when he heard that another aspirant offered the delegates $3000, he increased his own to $4000.

Our correspondent however gathered that the first aspirant later offered same amount of $4000, and action that forced the man who offered $4000 to increase his own to $5000.

Another aspirant was also said to have offered a mere $1000.

It was also learnt that some aspirants gave out naira to the delegates, while a source said states with large delegates got N50m, while others with fewer delegates got less.

However, investigations by our correspondents also revealed that other aspirants had also offered unspecified amount of money to the delegates.

Two delegates from the North-West, who spoke with our correspondents on condition of anonymity, confirmed they received cash.

One of them, who showed our correspondent the envelope that contained the dollar bills, said they decided to receive the gratification as a means of getting their share of the ‘national cake’

He said, “We are not going to sell our conscience because of the money. In fact, we saw it as an opportunity to collect what belong to us from these men.

Another delegate from the South-East, who also confirmed that he collected money even wished that the exercise could be called off and another one organise to enable him to make more money.

[Punch NG]



  1. Mon

    October 7, 2018 at 5:35 AM

    Nigeria is an irredeemable Nation, trying as much as I can to laugh at things that make me sad, no matter how hard I try to, they keep on eroding at me.
    Nothing to describes Nigeria better than a mud, cos you know you are always going to get in a mess.

    From unthinkable onslaughts of despotic imbeciles who think the affairs of an entire state belongs to them. If these guys never take Nigerian masses as fools, then tell me what will give them the audacity to come out and contest at the first place. My point is if you think voting can solve any problem, then think again. Boycott any election, this is the only legitimate tool the masses have at this point in time.

    • DB

      October 7, 2018 at 6:02 PM

      My thoughts exactly

    • Alaba emmanuel

      December 6, 2018 at 3:08 PM

      Am going to support atiku

  2. Daniel King

    October 7, 2018 at 5:54 AM

    If PDP come back to power, Nigeria economy will be worse because these two thieves are in it for the money they will chop.

  3. Ishaya Panshak

    October 7, 2018 at 8:37 AM

    Voting PDP again is like going back to Egypt. God will not allow to happen because people have been praying for Nigeria and he has answered.

  4. Yettymama

    October 7, 2018 at 1:13 PM

    Pls pls and pls Nigeria masses, vote for AAC party. Omoyele Sowore is the candidate. He is genue and he will clean and sanitize the nation.
    Nigeria is doomed already whether it is Atiku or Buhari. We need help urgently!!!!!!!!!!! God almighty pls come to our aid.

  5. Opone

    October 7, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    Atiku has been called different names, this is time for him to prove them wrong and redeem his image

  6. Flavour

    October 8, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    Monitics not politics

  7. none

    October 8, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    From the fist member of PDP to last member of PDP are professional thief, if Nigeria’s cast their vote for PDP the economic of the country will be down completely. Nigerian please think very well before you cast your vote PDP Party.

  8. Innocent

    October 13, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Atiku is a thief! Atiku is a thief! What has Atiku stole? You can’t say that someone is a thief when he has not stolen anything. PDPs were in power for 32 years and APC for just 3years and we are all complaining as if God abandoned us. Is it not better we vote them (PDP) in again and have rest of mind, soul and body and also for effective leadership. Just first tenure APC Treated us like slaves and you still want to vote them in again.
    To whom brain is given…. Thinking is expected

  9. Fifelomo

    December 8, 2018 at 1:04 AM

    Over and over again I will ATIKUlately and OBIdiently vote these two.

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