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Era of Giving Thugs Money Ended With PDP, Says APC, Dismisses Wadume’s Claim

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Pic.24. National Publicity Secretary of APC, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu (M), addressing a news conference on the party’s activities ahead of the 2019 general elections, in Abuja on Tuesday (1/1/19). With him are the Assistant Director, Media and Publicity, APC, Mr Edegbe Odemwingie (R), and Special Adviser to the Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr Remi Adelowo. 07092/1/1/2019/Hogan Bassey/NAN

Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed claim by Billionaire Kidnapper, said it will never allocate resources to a murderer or any kidnapper.

The reaction is coming barely 12 hours Hamisu Bala also known as Wadume, made a startling revelation against the ruling party.

Wadume had alleged that the APC empowered him with the sum of N13 million for the February 23 presidential election which led to his change of business, from Farming to Politics.

The Kidnap Kingpin also alleged that the governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, gave him the sum of N6 million prior to the 2019 elections general elections.

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But in a statement on Saturday, APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, while defending his party said APC did not have a budget for thugs in the last general election.

He further noted that the era where money was given to hoodlums ended with previous governments of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“It is expected that the alleged kidnapper, having come face to face with justice, would throw whatever he could lay his hands on into the fray,” he said.

In his words: “In any case, our party did not have budget for thugs. Unlike the period when the ruling party dipped hands into the public treasury to fund political campaigns and elections, APC had to rely on its own resources. Even if we had all the money, we would never allocate money for kidnappers and murderers. That era ended with PDP.

“Perhaps, he can name whoever gave him money. Definitely, it was not APC. From his purported confession, he claimed to be a PDP member before he went on to contest under another party.”

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