This Kaduna delegate donates money received during primaries to the less privileged
Tanko Sabo, a Kaduna state citizen who served as a delegate during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries, says he used the money he earned to help the poor.
Sabo vowed during his campaign for a delegate that, if elected, he would return any monetary gains he received to the community.
Sabo stated he paid N6.9 million in WAEC and NECO examination fees for 150 orphans and the poor, describing how the money was spent. He said the five-man committee set up to travel around the schools and pay the test fees was paid N100,000 as logistics.
Sabo further said that N3.2 million was spent on 42 personalised jerseys, including goalkeeper attire, socks, and a tracksuit for a football coach who will assist the children. He went on to say that the LGA's PDP ward officials were not forgotten, as he paid them N1.3 million. He further claimed that he spent N350,000 on elderly women, "executive beggars known as maroka," and N100,000 on one Danladi Janda.
In his words, "When I was campaigning to be elected delegate, I told my people that whatever I get as monetary benefit from the primaries, I will share with them," Sabo was quoted as saying. "So, I am just fulfilling the promise I made when I was campaigning to be elected as a delegate for the primaries."
He did not state the exact amount he received as a delegate when questioned but hinted he only spent the money for feeding and hotel accommodation. He was also a delegate at the PDP presidential primaries that saw Atiku Abubakar emerge victorious.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.