Abuja - Elder Statesman, Tanko Yakasai has stated that himself and eight other prominent northerners collected N53m from former minister Tony Anenih for advocacy visit to northern traditional rulers, Vanguard reports.
The former Special Adviser to President Shehu Shagari declared that the N53m disbursed to his team by the former Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party’s board of trustees catered for the group’s members allowances, transportation and accommodation on a tour that took them to 18 states in the north.
He said the money was given to him after Anennih asked him to suggest nine apolitical but respected individuals from the north who will help mobilize their subjects for hitch free 2015 general election.
He listed the beneficiaries of the fund to include former minister of state, Foreign Affairs, Mamman Anka, Barrister Bitrus Gwada and Suleiman Lawal, Dr Bahago, John Macklink from Plateau, and Senator Sodangi.
John Mankilik, however has denied knowledge of the source of the money.
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- News 24