Exclusive: Campaign largesse tears PDP House of Reps caucus apart few days to primaries
Barring new changes, a crisis may be brewing in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caucus of the House of Representatives. According to inside sources that confided in 2023.ng, some about fifty House of Representatives members had gathered during the week at the residence of a former Senate President and presidential aspirant under the platform of the PDP, Senator Bukola Saaraki, to endorse him for Presidency.
It turned out that the lawmakers were handed some dollar notes which according to the sources, were honorarium from one of the campaign sponsors, to give to each of themselves present at the endorsement meeting.
According to the sources, the largesse, which were in hard currencies, to be shared to each of the lawmakers present, did not actually get to most of the lawmakers that did not participate in the visitation as a result of tight schedules.
It was gathered that the house caucus had initially agreed to share the largesse with entire one hundred and twenty nine (129) members slated for the meeting, but in what seem like an Oliver-twist moves, decided to share the money amongst the few that were present.
Upon hearing the news of the largesse, the absentees caucus members are gearing up for a showdown with the leadership of the caucus for outsmarting them.
This is coming just few days after a team of youths had purchased presidential nomination form for Bukola Saraki as he vowed to run a youth-friendly Presidency if elected as President. Meanwhile, how the lawmakers will go about the money from campaign sponsors, that they short-changed themselves to, is a matter of wit and time, among themselves as a caucus and as fellow party members.