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Lagos Igbo Leaders Say Jonathan Paid ‘Bribe’, Campaign Money To Gather Ndigbo Voters

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Feb 27, 2015 – Igbo Leaders In Lagos Say Jonathan Paid Bribe, Campaign Money To Gather Ndigbo Voters

Leaders of Ndigbo resident in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, have confirmed that they were given money by President Goodluck Jonathan during his recent visit to the state to solicit for their support and votes.

Making this known is the former President of Ohaneze, Lagos State, and coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan Support Group, Dr Oliver Akabueze.

He said that the president solicited for their support and asked the leaders to mobilise Igbos in the state to vote for him.

He explained that the money received was the campaign fund to mobilise the Igbos in the state to vote for the president who is seeking re-election.

Akabueze also stated that the president donated a luxury bus for his campaign and that the bus must be fuelled and a driver must be employed to drive the bus around the state during the campaign for Jonathan.

Though he declined to disclose the amount of money the president gave them in Lagos, sources said it runs into billions of naira.

Investigation revealed that the manner the money was shared has divided the leaders. Some of the leaders are grumbling because some got more money than the others.

We learnt from one of the leaders that while some got N500,000, others were given N300,000 and N100,000 respectively.

Some of the leaders who spoke to our reporter but did not want their names mentioned, said the money has caused division as some of the leaders who felt shortchanged said they will not campaign for Jonathan, saying those who got more money should go ahead and campaign for the President.

Last week President Jonathan spent five days in Lagos during which he held series of meetings with various ethnic and socio-cultural groups and their leaders to seek their support for his re-election.
During his stay, he reportedly doled out billions of naira to the groups, though his media aide, Reuben Abati, denied that the president gave out money to any group.

[Reported By Cyriacus Izuekwe P.M Lagos]



  1. Adanna Ike

    February 27, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    An average **** man can kill because of money. They are selling their children just like that.

  2. ubong

    February 27, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Oga eze u wia givin money, n u dnt knw amount, sha I like wen u say s abt d campaign money, so wat s wrong givn bus to solicit 4 votes

  3. Igbo

    February 27, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Dont mind this man.let him tell su how much Buhari gevi say somthing like this. no matter how much Buhari gevi you. it cannot stop goodluck 2015.

  4. patrick victor

    February 27, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    If buhari were in position of gej hhe will do dsame thing… u pupil should leave gej alone!!

  5. Lola O

    February 27, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Shame on Jonathan! This is the worst, most corrupt leader in Nigeria’s history. He makes the likes of Abacha look like a Saint. He has sank so low (not that he had any shred of integrity anyway) to bribing rulers with money that should be spent on healthcare, education, infrastructure, agriculture and creating jobs for millions of Nigerians. They should go ahead and vote him in again and destroy the future of their children.

  6. Sulaiman Ibrahim

    February 27, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Lola! u re right, Jonathan is d mst crrpt President we made so far, bt he wil ends in jail, greedy President.

  7. jack njokuocha

    February 27, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    This allegations of sharing money by the President is so worrisome,though I don’t believe in them, but if that is true,whose money is tha? Even though there is a campaign fund contributed or othotherwise, there should be a campaign fund manager under the campaign organization team that will be responsible for the disbursement of this fund, thus making the president free from all these allegations.

  8. Jilo

    February 28, 2015 at 2:04 AM

    The outcome of this forthcoming election will determine the kind of dream that Nigerians have in mind for their future generation. This election will conclude weather we Nigerians have identified our problems since 1960 and ready redress it. I can’t still figure out why some folks love to remain in darkness. They prefer this man to remain on that seat and continue destroying their future just because of tribal sentiment. This foolish spending is temporary but the legacy lives for ever. The legacy and the foundation laid by America founding fathers makes America the most cherish Nation today.

  9. rita

    February 28, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    Jonathan sharing money to bribe people to vote for him when the masses are surffering. God is watching.whatsoever a man sow he will reap.

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