Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal has denied news report of receiving some illegal funds to help in the padding of the Amnesty Office budhet.
SaharaReporters had reported that Tambuwal, helped a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chibudom Nwuche, to receive N1bn from the Amnesty Office.
But Tanbuwal, in a statement by his spokesman, Imam Imam described the story, as it relates to Tambuwal, as false, mischievous, and without basis.
“For the records, Tambuwal has never engaged in legislative, political, administrative or business relationship with the persons alleged in the story.”
“Nwuche left the House of Representatives in 2003, the same year Tambuwal was elected into the National Assembly to represent Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency in the House.”
“He was not in the House of Representatives when Nwuche was in the House.”
“The history of the frosty relationship between then Speaker Tambuwal and elements close to former President Goodluck Jonathan (which both Nwuche and Kingsley Kuku were prominent members), is well known to Nigerians.”
“Speaker Tambuwal could not have had dealings with people who considered him antagonistic to the aspiration of their benefactor (Jonathan).”
“There is no iota of truth in the story as it relates to Governor Tambuwal.”