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Politicians reportedly sell, lease mansions to raise campaign funds ahead of 2019

Politicians reportedly sell, lease mansions to raise campaign funds ahead of 2019

- Ahead of 2019 elections, some politicians have reportedly put up their houses for sale

- This, according to the report, is to raise funds ahead of the elections

- Houses at Volta close, Thames street, off Alvan Ikoku, Gana street and Mambilla street by Aso drive are in the market

Some politicians with good properties in the Abuja have started selling and leasing such assets in order to raise funds for their campaign ahead of 2019 general election according to Leadership Newspaper.

According to the news outlet, some of the mansions had been under lock and key and remained unoccupied for several years.

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The properties are also said to be located in highbrow areas of Asokoro, Maitama and some parts of Wuse II.

Going further, the newspaper reports that apart from security guards living in the gatehouse who were employed to safeguard the properties from vandals, the owners rarely visit such homes.

It added that houses at Emmanuel Mbaka drive, by TY Danjuma street and similar others at the Asokoro district are put up for sale.

It was also reported that the asking price for a 4 bedroom terraced duplex, 6 bedroom terraced duplex and 4 bedroom semi-detached goes for N700m, N620m and N650m respectively.

Also, houses at Volta close, Thames street, off Alvan Ikoku, Gana street and Mambilla street by Aso drive are in the market.

According to the report, a 5 bedroom detached duplex and 8 bedroom-detached duplex in this areas are pegged at N300million, N5billion, N130million and N1billion depending on the size of the buildings.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that unconfirmed reports have it that Senator Joshua Dariye who is serving a 14 year jail term for alleged fund diversion, had bought his nomination and expression of interest forms to run for the Plateau central senatorial district seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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A supporter of the former Plateau state governor, Monday Shadrack Kopmut, in a Facebook post on Saturday, September 8, shared photos of Dariye’s purported nomination and expressions of interest forms, which had already been filled.

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Source: Legit.ng

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