Amaechi ‘Minister paid N100M to join APC,’ Bafarawa alleges

Bafarawa also said that the APC government claims to be fighting corruption but it’s actually the “mother of corruption”.

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Former Sokoto State Governor, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa has accused Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi of buying his way into the All Progressives Congress (APC) with N100 million.

Bafarawa also said that the APC government claims to be fighting corruption but it’s actually the “mother of corruption”.

The former governor made the claim during a recent interview with Daily Trust.

“APC government says it is fighting corruption, but it is the mother of corruption; it has been the mother of corruption since the day it opened its gates to those five governors from the new PDP,” he said.

“When they (five governors) came into the APC, they were warmly received because they had the money to contribute N100 million each.

“When I, a founding member and acting chairman of the party’s constitution drafting committee queried why they were expressly allowed entry, I was bluntly told they had money to give. I then offered to also contribute N100 million but my own contribution was rejected.

“Those five governors entered APC to corrupt the party, and they succeeded in doing so. This is why I say APC is the mother of corruption.

“I foresaw that they would hijack the party and attempt to do whatever they want. If they are allowed to do whatever they want, there will be problem in the politics of the country; if they are not allowed, which is the situation now, there will be a rift between them and the government, they will be disloyal and impudent to the government, and this will cost the country immense problem in terms of progress,” he added.

Amaechi and four others defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC in 2014.

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The others, who were governors at the time, are Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara).

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