Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa has viciously attacked members of the ruling All Progressives Congress with weighty allegations about the exchange of money.
People’s Democratic Party chieftain, Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, yesterday lambasted the All Progressives Congress, APC which he described as the ‘mother of corruption’.
This was revealed during an interview with News men in Sokoto State. The former Governor of Sokoto State, said the party is the brain behind the cold war between members which has militated against the progress of the country.
“APC government says it is fighting corruption, but it is the mother of corruption; it has been the mother of corruption since the day it opened its gates to those five governors from the new PDP,” he said.
It would be recalled that in 2014, about seven PDP governors revolted against their party and formed a faction, the PDP, thereafter, five of them defected to the APC ahead of the general elections.
Those that moved include Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (Sokoto), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara).
Bafarawa accused them of allegedly buying their way into the APC and thereafter turned all the rules in their favour. Bafarawa said, “When they (five governors) came into the APC, they were warmly received because they had the money to contribute N100 million each.
“When I, a founding member and acting chairman of the party’s constitution drafting committee queried why they were expressly allowed entry, I was bluntly told they had money to give. I then offered to also contribute N100 million but my own contribution was rejected.
“Those five governors entered APC to corrupt the party, and they succeeded in doing so. This is why I say APC is the mother of corruption,” he said.
Bafarawa added that “I foresaw that they would hijack the party and attempt to do whatever they want. If they are allowed to do whatever they want, there will be problem in the politics of the country; if they are not allowed, which is the situation now, there will be a rift between them and the government, they will be disloyal and impudent to the government, and this will cost the country immense problem in terms of progress.”
The two-term governor maintained that the problem in the APC started from the time some of its founding fathers were ejected and the structures of the party handed over to the newly admitted governors who, he alleged, joined the party for a purpose.