- Former APC chieftain, Timi Frank, alleged that the ruling party has promised to pay lawmakers to impeach defectors
- Frank claimed APC offered to pay lawmakers N150million each to impeach Bukola Saraki and Dogara
- He also alleged that state legislators were promised N50million to impeach governors who defected from APC
The immediate deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progresives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, alleged that the ruling party has offered to pay N150million each to members of the National Assembly to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speakerof the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
Frank also alleged that state legislators have been offered N50million each to impeach Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state and Samuel Ortom of Benue state.
The former APC chieftain made this allegation in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, August 4, Vanguard reports.
Frank said: “From available information, the leadership of the APC is about to dole out the sum of $400,000 (about N150million) each to APC Senators and House of Representatives members to impeach Saraki who has defected to the PDP and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara – who they fear may soon dump the party as well.
“They are also offering legislators in some State Houses of Assembly the sum of $150,000 (about N50million) each, to impeach their Governors that recently defected to the PDP.
“I have been reliably informed that after separate meetings with APC Senators and House of Representatives members, shortly before his U.K. trip, the president summoned the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and after informing him that ‘APC lawmakers have a proposal’, he ‘directed the GMD to attend to their needs.’
“I want Nigerians and members of the international community to note that this ‘presidential order’ is coming at a period when state governors have incessantly complained, during their monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meetings in Abuja, about unexplained shortfalls in remittances of crude oil sales to the Federation Account by the NNPC.
“From this curious directive, it is now clear to Nigerians and the world at large, that the amount accruing to the Federation Account from monthly crude oil sales is being deliberately and illegally deducted at source and set aside by the NNPC – on the orders of the presidency – to fund illegal operations like their present desperate bid to remove Saraki, Dogara and Governors that recently dumped the APC.
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“I am not surprised about this unholy cash inducements to lawmakers to do a dirty job because the APC recently conducted a dressed rehearsal of an inducement heist in Ekiti state during the ‘see and buy votes saga’ with which they allegedly rigged the Ekiti Governorship election in favour of the APC."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that as the battle to unseat the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, allegedly by senators on the platform of the APC thickens, it has been learnt that their colleagues from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have stormed Abuja.
The PDP senators are reportedly in Abuja to stop any of such plan against Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu.
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