By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
The Adamawa State Government has debunked a rumour making round that N2.5 billion was allocated to the state, to woo votes, for president Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the allegation, a top government functionary was given the money for vote buying but they failed to deliver the state.
The Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh speaking at a press conference, said government is not aware of the said amount in question.
According to him, such a rumor is false and baseless aimed at smearing government functionaries and the ruling APC.
“Government is not aware of N2.5 billion allocated to woo votes for Buhari”
“It is blackmail that, the failure of some party chieftains to evenly distribute the funds for the purpose of winning the presidential election was responsible for the APC defeat in the state”
He maintained that funds for campaigns was sourced locally to mobilized support and logistics for the conduct of the elections.
Sajoh also debunked a rumor that, the state chapter of the APC is in serious crisis, saying, the APC, which Governor Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow is the leader, is not engulfed in ripples of crisis.
Adding that the crisis in the party if any, might have been caused by those who took Bindow as an enemy, based on his transformation of the state
The Commissioner was however optimistic that the APC is 100% sure of wining the forthcoming gubernatorial polls.