Posted by CREEK NEWS WEEKLY Posted on 9:28 AM with No comments
All is yet to be told about the postponed All Progressive Party, APC, primary in Yenagoa on September 22, 2015.
Creeknewsweekly.com gathered that delegates to the primary had a field day to make money from the aspirants’ camps.
As previously reported, several delegated were starched in hotels in Ahoada, Omoku, Warri and Port Harcourt by the aspirants to vote for them.
Besides this, the delegates were paid by the aspirants with N3, 000 each per day for feeding.
However, latest reports reaching Creeknewsweekly.com has it that the aspirants spent much more than just that before the postponed primary election where ex-governor Timipre Sylva allegedly came with his “violence train.”
Sources say one particular aspirant who based in Imirnigi is said to have doled out N20,000 to each of his delegates that were camped in an hotel along Opolo Road, Yenagoa.
When some miscreants got wind of the deal, they stormed the venue and held the aspirant at gun-point, demanding from him to handover million of naira still left with him. To save his life, he willingly gave them the money.
Another aspirant in the heart of Yenagoa is also said to have distributed customized handsets to his delegates including the sum of N30,000 per delegate.
Timi Alaibe is also alleged to have paid N500,000 per delegate including extra N10,000 for feeding daily before the primary election.
Then Sylva allegedly paid N250,000 per delegate to garner support for him during the postponed primary.
We gathered that it was really a show of money power by the APC aspirants in Yenagoa as some delegates collected monies from different aspirants to vote for them.
Now that the primary is postponed, it is expected that APC delegates may get another round of windfall when the next primary is held next week.
All efforts to contact the aspirants proved abortive as they never pick calls from this correspondent.
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