Reason I rejected $5m bribe from Jonathan in 2015 – Hamzat

Reason I rejected $5m bribe from Jonathan in 2015 – Hamzat


The Lagos state deputy governorship aspirants on the stage of the All Progressives Congress, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has said he dismissed purported bribe of $5 million from previous president Goodluck Jonathan amid the campaigning crusade in 2015.

The revelation was disclosed on Friday, December 28, at the start off of Sanwo-Olu & Hamzat Advocates held at Fidimaye Hall, Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba region of Lagos state, The Nation give account.

Hamzat, who challenged the governorship ticket of APC with the present legislative leader of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, said he declined the supposed pay off in light of the fact that he was contemplating the future & did not have any desire to destroy his prestige.


He stated: “I contested with the current Governor, Akinwumi Ambode for the Governorship ticket of the party and as we all know how it went, the then President Goodluck Jonathan offered me bribe of $5miillion and I refused it.”

“Some of you here are my witness, I mean some of you that were sent, are here to testify. I refused because I was thinking about the future and I don’t want to spoil my name. Let us remain calm, our turn will come.”

“Our work as Nigerians is simple and our campaign will be very easy because PDP destroyed this country for 16 years. They spent N1.7trillion on power for 16 years and they were unable to give the country just 2,950 megawatts.”

He said the resistance party had ruined the nation, adding that from 1999 to 2015, government did not complete any street project aside from the Lagos-Abeokuta road project.

As indicated by him, the Buhari-drove organization acquired 206 highway that were unfinished. He said 84 of these highway had been finished in 3 years.

He included: “In 1999, when Asiwaju became Governor, Lagos State was a pariah state, it could only generate N600million monthly and the salary of civil servants was N1.2billion and they have to borrow to pay salaries but today the state is generating close to N35billion monthly.

“Our party (APC) will make Nigeria great, the party is making Lagos a better place and is poised to do more to make Lagos progress to the next level.”

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