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Aishatu Binani’s coordinators caught ‘bribing’ Adamawa delegates

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Two coordinators of an Adamawa governorship candidate, Aishatu Dahiru, aka Binani, have been nabbed while sharing humongous amount of money to All Progressives Congress, APC, delegates ahead of the governorship primaries holding tonight.

Mrs Dahiru, who currently represents Adamawa Central in the Senate, is seen as the candidate with the biggest war chest in the governorship race.

Delegates who spoke to DAILY NIGERIAN said the senator had made promises of doubling whatever any of her challengers offered them to secure their votes.

It was gathered that the pointsmen of the senator began contacts with delegates in fulfillment of Binani’s promises.

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Many other party members who were not delegates are said to have also joined in the bazaar to get their share of the largesse.

The coordinators were arrested around 8pm when a combined team of security operatives stormed one of the locations where the loot sharing was being coordinated.

Apart from the men arrested and the money recovered, copies of filled out commitment forms with details of the delegates were also recovered from the scene.

A senior police officer who was part of the operation said operatives are on the trail of the delegates who had already filled the forms and collected the cash using their details contained in the forms.

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He said they were also combing other locations in a manhunt for vote buyers working for all aspirants in the primaries.

The two suspects arrested have been taken to the offices of Adamawa Police CID along with the exhibits.

Police are also said to be in the trail of one Bala Jingi who is coordinating distribution of Keke Napep tricycles to delegates who swore to an oath of voting for the senator.

Mrs Dahiru did not respond to calls and text message seeking her response on the matter.

Adamawa police spokesman, Yahaya Sulaiman, could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this report.

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