‘Why I Rejected Jonathan’s $5m Provide In 2015’ – Hamzat

The All Progressives Congress Deputy Governorship candidate in Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has disclosed that he rejected $5million alleged bribe from former President Goodluck Jonathan through the electioneering marketing campaign in 2015.

He made the disclosure on the launch of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat Advocates held on Friday at Fidimaye Corridor, Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos.

The occasion had over 1000 APC members and social gathering chieftains who got here him in from round Alimosho, Agege, Agbado-Ijaye, and its environs.

He stated that in 2014, “I contested with the present Governor, Akinwumi Ambode for the Governorship ticket of the social gathering and as everyone knows the way it went, the then President Goodluck Jonathan provided me bribe of $5miillion and I refused it. A few of you listed here are my witness, I imply a few of you that had been despatched, are right here to testify. I refused as a result of I used to be occupied with the long run and I don’t wish to spoil my identify. Allow us to stay calm, our flip will come.”

Hamzat appealed to social gathering trustworthy who’re aggrieved to work for the curiosity of the social gathering as a result of their time will come.

“Our work as Nigerians is easy and our marketing campaign will probably be very straightforward as a result of PDP destroyed this nation for 16 years. They spent N1.7trillion on energy for 16 years they usually had been unable to present the nation simply 2,950 megawatts.”

Hamzat, a former Commissioner for Works, Lagos State, added, “Within the final three years, I labored as a Particular Adviser Technical to the Minister for Works, Energy and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, we travelled around the 36 states by highway, the opposition social gathering has spoiled this nation as a result of since 1999 to 2015, federal authorities didn’t end any highway venture besides the Lagos- Abeokuta highway.”

He posited that the current administration inherited 206 highway initiatives that had been incomplete, whereas the current administration has accomplished 84 in three years.

He stated that between 1999 to 2015, the nation spent N1.7, trillion on energy sector which is the finances of 11 states and imported 900 containers which had been deserted on the port for 3 years.

He lauded the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his foresight saying, “In 1999, when Asiwaju turned Governor, Lagos State was a pariah state, it may solely generate N600million month-to-month and the wage of civil servants was N1.2billion they usually must borrow to pay salaries however right now the state is producing near N35billion month-to-month.”

He stated some individuals labored to make this attainable, including that successive administrations within the state have labored to enhance the state’s internally generated income.

In keeping with him, “Our social gathering (APC) will make Nigeria nice, the social gathering is making Lagos a greater place and is poised to do extra to make Lagos progress to the subsequent stage.”

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