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Dollar Rain at PDP Convention: Delegates Get $35,000 Each From Atiku, Wike – Naijanewsdirect


Delegates to the presidential convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, smiled home with at least $35,000 each from the two frontline presidential aspirants, Atiku Abubakar and Nyesom Wike.

There were at least 14 presidential aspirants who jostled for the party’s ticket on Saturday in Abuja.

Some of the delegates said they received $10,000 and $15,000 each from the coordinators Messrs Abubakar and Wike respectively.

They however said some of them get up to $20,000 (about N12m) from the two leading aspirants.

“At first Atiku and Wike gave us 10,000 and 15,000 dollars each, but when Atiku learnt about what Wike offered, he now started reaching out to us to level up the tally,” said one of the delegates from Kano.

He added that the governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, who was also contesting, gave them $5,000 each.

“Some aspirants, like Bala Mohammed, were not sharing the money across the board, they shared it sparingly. Only Atiku and Wike were sharing to all delegates.

“The vote canvassers were all around, and the process appeared like an auction. I believe some of us could get from 40 to 60,000 dollars each before the end of the exercise,” he said.

A number of delegates from Edo and Jigawa States who spoke on the condition of anonymity corroborated the position of their Kano counterparts, saying some of them collected up to $40,000.

A coordinator of one of the leading candidates said some of the delegates were brought to the nation’s capital in charter flight, fed and lodged in hotels at the expense of the presidential aspirants.

“You have to hide your delegates, otherwise they will be up for grab. Some aspirants made mouthwatering offers and ask them to take oath of commitment,” he said.


Source: Daily Nigerian 

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