The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of abandoning him after he spent so much money on the election of the president in 2015.
This was contained in an audio of a meeting Saraki had with some of his supporters, obtained and released by a former Secretary of the Dr. Frederick Fasehun-led faction of the Oodua People’s Congress, Prince Kayode Ogundamisi, on Twitter.
Saraki was quoted in the transcription of the audio recording as having said he funded the presidential election of Buhari, the All Progressives Congress candidate for the 2015 election, with between N200 million and N400 million in 30 states of the Federation.
He said the only states he did not fund were those of the South West.
Saraki said: “Out of 36 states in Nigeria, I funded Buhari campaign in 30 States.
“Some states, I paid N200 million, some N300 million, some N400 million.
“The only states I did not fund are South West States.
“Many times I will be calling my banks to send money to fund elections across Nigeria for Buhari.
“My thinking was that when we get elected, the next thing is that we will get majority of our people appointments.
“In fact, I had already promised some of you here that you will either be MD (Managing Director) of federal agencies, either road maintenance, NIPDA (inaudible) even Nigerian Ports Authority, SUBEB and so on and so forth.
“I know if I put someone amongst you from Kwara even in the smallest federal agencies, the contract you will sign out, N1 million, N2 million.
“But for the first time that I have been in politics, even speaker can’t appoint a cleaner.”