The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has accused some delegates of selling their conscience.
The ruling party chairman, who said this in an interview with VOA Hausa Service, said says there is no evidence to substantiate allegations that the party’s presidential aspirants have been sharing money to delegates ahead of the primaries.
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Top contenders like Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu; and former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, are among those who have separately toured states in the country to consult with party leaders and delegates ahead of the party’s presidential primaries.
Following their tour, many of aspirants have been accused of bribe-for-votes between them and the delegates.
However, Adamu said there is no law in the country stopping presidential aspirants from taking their electioneering campaign to delegates across the country.
“For now, there is no law against aspirants taking campaign to delegates. I don’t have evidence that aspirants are sharing money to delegates. For me it’s the delegates that are selling their conscience which is not proper.
“Our delegates should know that anybody sharing money to them can’t be the right candidate of the party. He doesn’t mean well for the country. I don’t have solution for the problem.”