Senate Minority Leader Reacts to Claim of Wike Giving Senators $2 Million to Support Damagum

Senate Minority Leader Reacts to Claim of Wike Giving Senators $2 Million to Support Damagum

by Victor Ndubuisi

Senator Abba Moro, the minority leader in the Senate and a representative from Benue South, has denied rumours that Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), made millions of dollars available to senators from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The main opposition party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting was shortly after the rumours first surfaced.

Senator Moro explained in an interview with Daily Independent that he had spoken with colleagues directly who denied receiving the $2 million that the FCT minister allegedly dispersed.

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Senator Moro questioned the veracity of the charges and drew attention to narrative flaws.


He questioned how claimed financial inducements could be consistent with the conduct of PDP members in the House of Representatives, 60 of whom were said to be against Damagum’s continuing term.

He stated, “As far as I am concerned, no PDP senator has been given a dime that I know of to stoke any crisis.

“And a few of my colleagues that I have spoken with so far have not expressed anything near that one.

“Let me say this, there are too much fake news around in recent times. If PDP lawmakers in the House of Reps were given $2 million to stoke crisis in the party how come 60 members as they say kicked against the continued stay of Damagum.

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“So, I want to say that is just completely fake news. But again, like you, I can’t confirm anything because this is Nigeria, this is life. Many things can happen.

“And as party people in opposition, I don’t see any responsible party man deliberating stoking crisis in the party to undermine the integrity of the party.


“What some of us are working towards is how to stem the crisis in the party, which is expected in a party that has lost elections. You’ll expect such divisions and blame games all over the place, but we just have to stop it because the party has Nigeria as an open space.

“And we just have to do it to ensure that there’s stability in the party. Because without stability in the party, there will be no stability in Nigeria,” he added.



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