RE: Former Deputy Speaker Nwuche Received N1b For Tambuwal To Help Pad Amnesty Budget
The attention of Sokoto State Governor, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has been drawn to a story published by SAHARA REPORTERS alleging that he helped a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chibudom Nwuche, to receive some illegal payments from the Amnesty Office.
The story, as it relates to Tambuwal, is 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.
Malam Imam Imam
Spokesman to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal