President Goodluck Jonathan has affirmed that Rabiu Kwankwaso, the Governor of Kano State embezzled the money meant for his campaign in the 2011 presidential election. He said the last straw that broke the camel’s back was the fact that Kwankwaso did not even vote for him.
Speaking at a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Kano State on Tuesday, Jonathan alleged that “First, we read in some of the newspapers that the governor of Kano State, Kwankwaso said he regretted voting for me.
“Let me tell my good people of Kano that Kwankwaso did not vote for me and the Vice President whether in the primary or the main election. We accommodate a lot, we know so much but we talk less. Those of you from Kano in PDP, you knew what happened that when we entered that Eagles Square, by the time the counting got half way and when it was clear that I was to emerge as the candidate, Kwankwaso left the venue.
“If Kwakwanso had voted for me, he would have stayed to celebrate with me with the other governors. Even the little money that my campaign office provided for refreshment of the Kano delegates and for their transport, Kwakwanso refused to give to the delegates.
“He did that so that the Kano delegates will be angry and they will not vote for me. Even for the main election, the little money the
campaign office sent to Kano State to facilitate the movement of people, Kwakwanso refused to give the money to anybody. How can Kwankwaso tell people that he voted for me?
“Kano people should call all the 44 local government chairmen in the state and ask them what they have done in Kano State from June 2011 when we came into office till today that they have received N255.342b.
“This money is over one quarter trillion naira. This amount of money is the one local government chairmen and Councillors are supposed to use, somebody take this money and is spending it.”