Nigerian Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, that is representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, who was also Sokoto State governor between the year 2007 and 2015, has responded to the allegation that he misused the sum of N18billion with Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, while they were both Governors.
Senator Wamakko who responded to the allegation that has been made against him and Kwankwaso who was Kano State first Governor from the year 1999 to 2003 and then from 2011 to 2015, Wamakko who has insisted that the media publication was not from EFCC, has claimed that he has never seen N1billion in his entire life.
“I have never had N1billion in my life. I am not a rich man. I don’t keep money.”
“It was part of the ceaseless but abortive evil machinations of a failed politician who thinks that Wamakko should never breathe and live. The frail, failed, ungodly politician and his unpatriotic mercenaries want to bring Wamakko down. It is the Almighty Allah that made Wamakko what he is now and He is the only one who can bring him down. I have never stolen any money.”
Wamakko also stated that he served at Sokoto State meritoriously, diligently, honestly, and transparently, and also had challenged the authors of the allegations that were made against him to publish full details of such financial transactions that were done in the newspapers, to prove their claims.
“During my tenure as governor, I only visited United States and United Kingdom once each and they were all based on invitation.”
Explaining why he disclosed the invitation by EFCC as published by most national dailies, quoting a petition that linked himself and Kwankwaso to misused of over N18 billion during their time as governors, the Senator said, the agency comprises people with integrity.
The EFCC, he said, “is a reputable agency that has officials with respect and decorum, who will never use uncourteous and unethical language like the one used in the publication.”
On his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari, Wamakko stated;
“We meet regularly to discuss vital national issues and there has never been a time when my request to see him was turned down.”