SaharaReporters has unearthed a fraudulent contribution of a whopping N1 billion by the governors of Gombe, Bauchi, Adamawa, and Taraba as a gift to the Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur on the occasion of the launch of his biography.
Each of the four Northeastern governors contributed an astounding N250 million to the launch of “The Global Villager in Abuja,” written by a veteran journalist, Eddie Aderinokun, to commemorate the 77th birthday of Tukur.
It would be recalled that early last week, President Goodluck Jonathan pleaded with PDP governors for “donations” for the launch, which they had boycotted.
President Jonathan, who was accompanied to the event by Chief Edwin Clarke, Professor Jerry Gana, Chief Arthur Eze and several others, was surprised to find that only three of the party’s 23 governors were present, although they were all in town for a meeting with the president.
New revelations show that the state governors made substantial donations to the event after all, with some of them also donating expensive memorabilia for distribution to guests at the event. Some of the memorabilia obtained by Saharareporters included handmade leather iPad covers emblazoned with embossed photo and name of Mr. Tukur "BMT@77" on them.