After getting 2 votes, ex-VP Namadi Sambo’s son asks each delegate to return his N2 million
Adam Namadi, son of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo, has reportedly asked delegates to each refund the N2 million he gave them before election after he secured just two votes at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Kaduna North Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives.
Adam Namadi is the son of former Nigerian Vice-President Namadi Sambo. It was reported that he asked the delegates to refund the N2 million they received as incentive to vote for him during the election.
Namadi, who had promised to add N1.5 million to the amount given to each of the delegates, secured the least votes among the three contenders.
Delegates raked in millions of naira from the aspirants who appeared in a hurry to outspend one another, a source told Daily Trust newspaper.
At the end, Samaila Suleiman, the incumbent representative of the constituency carried the day as he defeated Namadi and Shehu Usman ABG.
Suleiman, who recently decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, won with 22 votes against Shehu Usman ABG who polled 14 votes.
Some delegates alleged that Suleiman had distributed between N3.5m and N4m to each delegate while ABG gave out N2.5m in cash and Namadi had distributed N2m to delegates.
However, having lost the contest, both ABG and Namadi demanded an immediate refund.
Suleiman, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties, left the APC following the interest of Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s eldest son in his seat at the green chamber.