Former Sokoto state governor, Attahiru Bafarawa, has accused the ruling party, APC, of being the mother of corruption in Nigeria. In an interview with Daily Trust, Bafarawa said corruption entered into APC when five former PDP governors namely Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (Sokoto), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara) paid N100 million each to join the party.
According to him, immediately the governors entered the party, APC became corrupt.
“APC government says it is fighting corruption, but it is the mother of corruption. It has been the mother of corruption since the day it opened its gates to those five governors from the new PDP. When the five governors came into the APC, they were warmly received because they had the money to contribute N100 million each. When I, a founding member and acting chairman of the party’s constitution drafting committee queried why they were expressly allowed entry, I was bluntly told they had money to give. I then offered to also contribute N100 million but my own contribution was rejected. Those five governors entered APC to corrupt the party, and they succeeded in doing so. This is why I say APC is the mother of corruption” he said.