Senator Shehu Sani, the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, has claimed his colleagues who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week, were promised “juicy carrots”.
Sani stated this on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ in Abuja.
Despite opting to remain in the APC, Senator Sani said he had not been made any promise of an automatic ticket.
“I heard that senators were promised juicy carrots and I am not a rabbit. But what I know very well is that the PDP promised automatic tickets.
“The APC said there is no automatic ticket and I believe I am very much prepared for any form of primaries,” he said.
Meanwhile, World Street Journal on Thursday reported that a Sokoto legislator has made a stunning claim of bribery against Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, who left the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday.
The member of the state House of Assembly, who declined to follow the governor to the PDP, said he was offered N13 million by the governor as an inducement to dump the APC.
He said he rejected the money and appeared to insinuate that the 18 other members who followed Tambuwal to the PDP accepted the bribed. The claim has not been verified.
The legislator, who belongs to the camp of former Governor Aliyu Wammako, said he and 11 other members of the house rejected Tambuwal’s bribe.
“We were offered N13 million each to move to the PDP. I, along with 11 other members of the house declined the offer and remain in the party with which we were elected.
“We remain loyal to APC, our leader Sen. Aliyu Wamakko and President Mohammadu Buhari. We cannot join PDP because we cannot return to darkness which the opposition party represents, having experienced the light in APC”.
“No amount of intimidation, political harassment as well as monetary inducement will make us change our political stand.