Rivers State ex-Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that some delegates were induced with money to vote at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary held in June.
Mr Amaechi made the allegation on Saturday at an event to mark the 60th birthday of Eugene Ogu, the general overseer of Abundant Life Evangel Mission in Port Harcourt.
“God should save the ordinary Nigerian because they are the problem. Those who voted at the APC primary, who are they? The ordinary Nigerian. The small money they got solved their immediate problems,” he said.
The former governor did not mention the aspirant who allegedly gave money to delegates, but there were accusations and counter-accusations between Mr Bola Tinubu’s supporters and those of other APC aspirants during and after the primaries.
Mr Amaechi is, however, not the only APC presidential aspirant to allege that money was shared to induce delegates at the primary.
Tunde Bakare, one of the presidential aspirants, celebrated his zero votes as a “test of character by not paying any delegate.”
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Similarly, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, another aspirant in the presidential primary, accused southeast leaders of selling the votes from the region.