Former president John Dramani Mahama has denied donating $1.5 million to presidential candidate for Nigeria’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abukakar.
The Brong Ahafo Regional First Vice Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe, popularly known as Abronye DC, claimed that Mahama supported Atiku’s bid to become Nigerian president with such a huge money.
He said the “money could be have been used by the former president who is a senior citizen of this country and thinks there is hardship to support governmental initiatives such as building more schools to support the free SHS policy, expanding the 1 district 1 factory initiative and several other polices.”
“…even if Mr. Mahama did not want to support this government with his money, he could have used it to support the unemployed, hungry and vagabond NDC foot soldiers who have resulted to vigilantism, killing their colleagues at their party offices, causing mayhem and disrupting the peace in this country,” he added.
However, responding to this, Mr. Mahama said the allegations are false, insisting at no point has he donated any money to Atiku and the PDP.
A statement from his office read: “President Mahama has sent no money to any candidate in Nigeria, and Mr. Debrah has not been anywhere near Nigeria.”
He was endorsed by over 200,000 delegates of the NDC during last Saturday’s (February 23, 2019) presidential primaries held at the various constituencies across the country.
The ex-president polled a whopping 213,487 votes, representing 95.23% of the total votes cast.
The other contestants – Prof. Joshua Alabi, Alban Bagbin, Goosie Tanoh, Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Sylvester Mensah and Nurudeen Iddrisu – had 5% of the votes combined.
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