The chairman of a socio-political organisation, Nigeria Continuity and Progressive (NCP), Dr. Lawal Sambo Ismaila, has said his life is in danger over a N500 million campaign debt incurred while working for the PDP candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 general elections.
Ismaila said the pressure became more intense after the over 200 groups that worked with him to execute the campaign contract got a hint that Atiku had promised to make an out-of-court settlement and pay the debt in full.
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The money is, however, yet to be paid into their bank account as promised.
According to him: “Over 200 groups spread across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory were contracted by our organisation, NCP, thinking that the money in question would be paid immediately, but to no avail.
“We went to an Abuja High Court to help us recover the money, and they promised to pay us the debt without further delay, even though we are still in court.
“We gave them our UBA account details but till today, the money has not been paid.
When contacted, Atiku’s Special Adviser on Media, Paul Ibe, told our reporter to speak to the PDP, the platform upon which the former vice president contested, for a reaction.
But when contacted over the phone, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, referred our reporter back to Ibe, saying he should be the one to respond.