EX-MINISTER ACCUSED OF ‘STEALING’ CAMPAIGN FUND

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Former Internal Affairs Minister, Senator Bello Maitama Yusuf (pictured) has been accused of diverting the campaign fund of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the just concluded elections in Jigawa State kept in his custody to personal use.

The three-time senator who recently decamped to the All Progressive Congress(APC) after the party swept the presidential poll allegedly got N15m from Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido for onward disbursement to the electorate in his Gwaram constituency during the governorship and state assembly elections.

Instead, it was said that Senator Yusuf who is a Jigawa high chief and happens to be the Sardaunan Dutse appropriated the fund and defected to APC.

Publicity Secretary of PDP in Jigawa State, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, adding that the PDP leadership in the state has lodged a complaint against Senator Yusuf and investigation into the matter is underway.

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