The Peoples Democratic Party members, who were lucky to be delegates at the party’s national congress which held in Port Harcourt on Saturday, have portrayed the activity as commendable.
This is on account of they were said to have gotten a large number of dollars as rewards from some presidential hopefuls.
As early as Saturday morning, a portion of the representatives said they have gotten up to $9,000 each while they said that they were all the while expecting more.
The candidates who are partaking in the primaries are a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; a previous Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa.
Others are the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki; a former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark; a previous Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki (SAN) and a former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jona Jang.
Likewise in the race are, a former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi; a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido and Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed.
A specific candidate who had participated in a presidential primaries previously, was said to have originally offered the delegates $2,500 each in return for votes.
However, when he heard that another applicant offered the agents $3000, he expanded his own to $4000.
Our journalist anyway assembled that the president wannabe later offered same measure of $4000, and activity that constrained the man who offered $4000 to build his very own to $5000.
Another candidate was likewise said to have offered a minor $1000.
It was likewise discovered that a few candidates gave out naira to the delegates, while a source said states with huge delegates got N50m, while others with less delegates got less.
Be that as it may, examinations by our journalists likewise uncovered that different aspirants had additionally offered unspecified measure of cash to the agents.
Two delegates from the North-West, who talked with our journalists on state of namelessness, affirmed they got money.
One of them, who dlshowed our reporter the envelope that contained the dollar greenbacks, said they chose to get the delight as a methods for getting a lot of the ‘national cake’
He stated, “We are not going to offer our still, small voice in view of the cash. Truth be told, we considered it to be a chance to gather what have a place with us from these men.
Another representative from the South-East, who additionally affirmed that he gathered cash even longed that the activity could be canceled and another sort out to empower him to profit.
Tambuwal, Atiku, Saraki partition PDP pioneers
Then, three remarkable presidential hopefuls on the stage of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Saturday night, separated the positions of the leaders of the party on who ought to be upheld among them to fly the party’s banner in the February 14 presidential race.
The hopefuls are the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, a previous Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
The leaders of the party had before met with every one of the hopefuls at the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt, where the requirement for some of them to step down was talked about.
Among the wannabes seen at the inn were Tambuwal, Saraki, and a previous Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang.
Different applicants were said to have been a piece of the party which was likewise gone to by greater part of the 14 PDP governors, aside from the governors of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa and his Ebonyi State partner, Dave Umahi.
Both Okowa and Umahi are holding basic positions in the constituent board.
While Okowa is the executive of the Special National Convention Committee, Umahi is the secretary.
A source near the gathering said the two men were pardoned all together not to influence the believability of the result of the tradition before Nigerians and the competitors.
It was assembled that greater part of the gathering pioneers, previous presidents and some resigned commanders were directing for Tambuwal.
The previous Speaker of the House of Representatives was viewed as in view of his age, his compass and worthiness even past the PDP.
He is likewise said to appreciate the help of a portion of the eminent conventional rulers the nation over.
Atiku, then again, was likewise said to have the sponsorship of a few individuals from the party’s Boards of Trustees and some previous governors.
Saraki, a previous legislative leader of Kwara State, was additionally accepted to have the support of a few legislators and a couple of governors.
Every one of the hopefuls were said to think about themselves as having the capacity, whenever upheld by the party leaders, to vanquish President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
A source, who was at one of the party members said that the trio of Tambuwal, Atiku and Saraki were said to have the most noteworthy help of the representatives and leaders of the party
It was anyway uncertain whether the help of the representatives has anything to do with the incitement by any of the wannabes.
As of the time of documenting this report, every one of the competitors and the leaders of the party were all the while meeting at an undisclosed area in Port Harcourt to determine the logjam.
A source, who was aware of the gathering, stated, “I think leaders of the party would prefer not to be astounded at the traditional ground. They need to know and make certain that the competitor that will rise is known before getting to the stadium.
“This is to maintain a strategic distance from malevolence and sharpness that may neutralize the party amid the general elections