Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo (PDP-Adamawa North) has disclosed that former Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola, gave him (Abbo) his salary seven years ago to contest an election.
The embattled lawmaker made this known during the screening of Aregbesola, the ministerial nominee from Osun State, by Senate on Monday.
He described Aregbesola as a detribalised, honest Nigerian and asked the senate to allow him to “take a bow and go.”
“I want to join my colleagues from Osun and the entire south-west to extol the virtue of this great Nigerian,” Senator Abbo said.
“I remember in 2012 when I contested for the chairmanship of my local government as a very tiny young man; I visited you in GRA, Ikeja in your house. I never knew you and you asked me to come in and I explained my problems and you told me to come to the government house and meet you.
“When I got there, I thought I would stay there for three days without seeing you. I filled a form, you saw my name and ushered me into your office upstairs and you gave me the whole of your salary that month to go to Adamawa and contest an election.
“Today, to the grace of God, I am one of the people confirming your nomination. I want to enjoin my colleagues to please allow this destabilised, honest Nigerian to take a bow and go and also ask of Mr President of Nigeria to give you a very big ministry. God bless you, sir.”
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