The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has dropped a bombshell alleging that on becoming the party chair, he discovered a debt of N7.7bn incurred by his predecessor(s), and many ghost workers drawing salaries from the party.
Adamu made this disclosure on Thursday while reacting to accusation that he replaced six suspended unit directors at the party secretariat with his cronies.
The former Nasarawa governor said there was no place for accountability of any kind in APC before him at the secretariat, alleging that it was a nest of corruption with over 200 workers, among them ghost workers and unimaginable N7.7bn as debt to lawyers.
His word, “We came and found the party where people are fixing all manners of things. We had a bill of N7.7bn to settle on legal matter alone. We came to find that here everybody was like me, on his own. No control, no system, no due process. Everybody doing what he wanted to do. It is just because you don’t want to be accused of anything that you will allow that kind of people.
“My DNA has terrible allergy for that. I am sure most, if not all, my members in the NWC share in this. Of course, every situation of change has a victim of its own and ours is not an exception. And we didn’t do anything with bias or prejudice. The main thing is the interest of the party.’
“Recently, we tried to introduce table payment. If you are a member of this chapel, you know we don’t have 200 people working for us here. But if you go through the payroll, we are over 200 people. Who are they? How did they come up on their bill? What are they doing for us? Where are their letters of appointment? What condition of service do they have?”