The National Vice Chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Salihu Lukman has called on the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu and the National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore to stop the ongoing bribery of members of the National Working Committee of the party.
Lukman who made the demand during a media interaction with journalists on Thursday in Abuja disclosed that those aspiring for positions in the National Assembly were reaching out to members of the NWC unethically.
He alleged that members of the ruling party were being bribed with sugar and bags of rice by aspirants contesting for leadership positions in the tenth Assembly.
He said, ”I think our leaders, notably the chairman (Senator Abdullahi Adamu) and the National Secretary (Senator Iyiola Omisore) should rise to the occasion by stopping this unethical practice because if they don’t give the permission, I don’t see why bags of rice and bags of sugar will enter the Secretariat and even get distributed to us.
The party chieftain noted that the leadership of the party has not taken any decision on the zoning of leadership positions in the 10th Assembly.
Lukman stated: “I called you because I want to appeal to our leaders and my colleagues in the NWC. We have to take every step to stop some unethical conduct in the fight.
“As things are, it is so worrying that people who are aspiring for positions in the leadership of the National Assembly are reaching out to members of the NWC in an unethical way. I don’t think that is right.
“At least two senators, unfortunately from my zone (North West), who are aspiring for the position of senate president have sent bags of rice and bags of sugar. Another member of the House of Representatives also from my zone, aspiring for the position of Speaker of the House, I learnt has also sent bags of rice to individual members.
“As of today, we have not yet taken a decision on zoning for offices in the party. And I think it’s wrong for leaders at the level we are talking about to engage in unethical conduct.”