Jonathan bribes Gov. Lamido for electoral support

Jonathan bribes Gov. Lamido for electoral support

Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:12 pm

Sule Lamido: discloses bribes received from Jonathan

Sule Lamido: discloses bribes received from Jonathan

Governor Sule Lamido of the north western Nigerian state of Jigawa disclosed today the mouth-watering, mega billion naira ‘bribes’ he had extracted from President Goodluck Jonathan to secure his support in the February 2015 election.

One of the inducements was a promise by President Jonathan to refund to Jigawa state, every kobo spent in building the Dutse international Airport, which incidentally, Jonathan commissioned in October.

The airport cost the Jigawa government N11.5 billion.

Lamido, a former leftist politician turned conservative, also disclosed that Jonathan has promised to rehabilitate and complete the Hadejia Irrigation Scheme and the Gaya-Jahun-Miga road, the campaign promises of Lamido, when he was running for a second term in 2011.

Lamido spoke today when he addressed members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

Close to 70 per cent of the voters in the state voted for the ticket of Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 election and analysts expected them to repeat the same voting pattern next February.

But Lamido said he would deliver the state to Jonathan.

He said that his support for the president was based on his (Jonathan) commitment to fulfilling all campaign promises made to the state in 2011.

“I had a frank discussion with the president today in Abuja and I am convinced that he will redeem his pledges; therefore, I will support him.

“Like I have always said, I don’t do politics based on religion or ethnicity; a PDP man in Enugu state is closer to me than an All Progressives Congress (APC) man in Bamaina my village,“ he said.

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