Saraki Allegedly Spent Between N200m And N400m In 30 States To Campaign For Buhari In 2015
Nigeria News – Saraki Allegedly Spent Between N200m And N400m In 30 States To Campaign For Buhari In 2015
In a viral audio, Saraki had explained that he spent between N200m and N400m in 30 States during the 2015 election to campaign for President Buhari.
The Presidency has reacted to an alleged audio of Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, disclosing how much he spent during the 2015 election to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Saraki lamenting in the audio also stated that he is angry with President Muhammadu Buhari because, since 2015, he was not compensated and has not benefited from the APC government.
The Senate President, however, vowed that it will not be the same in 2019 as Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will make funds available and empower youths.
In the transcription of the audio recording, Saraki was quoted as having said he funded the presidential election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Buhari, with between N200 million and N400 million in 30 States of the Federation, for the 2015 election.
The former Kwara State Governor said the only states he did not fund were those of the South West.
The Senate President stated: “Out of 36 states in Nigeria, I funded Buhari campaign in 30 States.
“Some states, I paid N200 million, some N300 million, some N400 million.
“The only states I did not fund are the SouthWest States.
“Many times I will be calling my banks to send money to fund elections across Nigeria for Buhari.
“My thinking was that when we get elected, the next thing is that we will get the majority of our people appointments.
“In fact, I had already promised some of you here that you will either be MD (Managing Director) of federal agencies, either road maintenance, NIPDA (inaudible) even Nigerian Ports Authority, SUBEB and so on and so forth.
“I know if I put someone amongst you from Kwara even in the smallest federal agencies, the contract you will sign out, N1 million, N2 million.
“But for the first time that I have been in politics, even speaker can’t appoint a cleaner.”
In a post on Twitter, the Buhari’s Special Adviser on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, reacting to the audio, agreed with all Saraki allegedly explained.
The audio, according to Ahmad, shows what opposition parties are fighting for ahead of the 2019 elections.
“This audio will make you understand what those people are really fighting for. (fighting for themselves ONLY, not for you or for the country).
“Saraki has said it exactly the way it is, and he rightly put it in a way that can be understood by all. The choice is all yours!