By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
A Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) national delegate from Kaduna State, Tanko Sabo, has shared over N12 million he made from the party’s presidential primary to the less-privileged in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna.
In an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday, Sabo said he wasn’t afraid that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) might come after him, adding that “ i satisfied my conscience and all my people are happy.”
According to him, he made a promise to his constituents to give back whatever monetary benefits he got at the PDP primary if elected as a delegate.
Sabo also refused to divulge the names of the aspirants who gave him money, saying: “They are many.”
When asked who he eventually voted for among the aspirants, Sabo said: “It is personal.”
On how the money was disbursed, the delegate said he paid N6.9 million as “WAEC and NECO examination fees for 150 orphans and the underprivileged,” adding that he gave N100,000 as logistics to the five-man committee set up to go round the schools and pay the examination fees because “implementation is important.”
Reuben Buhari, a former Special Assistant Media to late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, who also confirmed the development, said Sabo spent N7 million alone on the less privileged in his community.
“He bought jerseys, paid school fees and hospital fees. He distributed the rest to other support groups.
“Whatever is the argument on whether he was right in collecting the money or not, my consolation is that hundreds of the less privileged in his community are smiling today. For that, I say well done Tanko,” Buhari said.
The PDP delegate has been trending on social media with many commending his action and describing him as a “delegate with a difference.”