- Adam Namadi Sambo, son of ex-Vice President of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo has admitted to paying delegates money to lobby for their votes
- Sambo who got two votes was said to have paid each delegates N2million to earn their votes at the PDP legislative primaries
- He however stated that he was only acting on the instruction of some of the party big wigs who had earlier instructed a refund of lobby funds to the losers of the primaries
The senatorial aspirant for Kaduna North Federal Constituency, Adam Namadi Sambo has dismissed claims by the media that he was being dramatic for requesting a refund of his money from delegates after losing out on the party ticket, DailyTrust reported.
As gathered by Legit.ng, the son of the ex-Vice President, Namadi Sambo was reported to have doled out the sum of N2m to each delegate as he ended up pulling two votes.
Adam in a statement made available to the press on Wednesday, May 25 said he was not acting out of isolation when he requested his money.
Lobby funds: Adam claims top party stalwarts authorized a refund
As contained in the statement, other aspirants who lost out on the party ticket also requested a refund of their money as authorized by some top party stalwart.
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“I would like to state that as a matter of fact, there was nothing ‘dramatic’ about the request, and it is unfortunate the media has been purporting it as such.
“Delegates themselves are aware of the directives given by the major stakeholders of the PDP in the Kaduna North Constituency that any sums given to delegates by various aspirants for their support should be returned to those unsuccessful in their primary elections.
“This was done to encourage delegates to vote for the aspirants based on their qualities and not just their perceived spending power, and to hold them accountable for the candidates they put forth.”
He however said he has conceded defeat and that his allegiance will continue to remain with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Politician who is currently with terrorists wins House of Reps seat
The son of Ango Abdullahi, Sadiq, had won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for a seat on the house of representatives.
The whereabouts of Sadiq is currently unknown following his abdications by terrorists along Kaduna- Abuja road in March.
According to Mohammed Shafiu, the returning officer said Sadiq secured 28 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Malam Abdulhamid, who scored six votes.
PDP Senator from southwest state speaks on defection to APC
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, the senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, said he has no plan to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also declared that the APC has failed the people in its governance of the country.