Labran Maku, former Minister of Information and Nasarawa Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has disputed claims that N37billion was found on his farm.
Earlier, this week, one Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman who runs abusidiqu.com had tweeted that $1billion was found on Maku’s farm. After his claims sparked social media outrage, the figure had been reduced to N37billion.
Reacting to the allegations via Twitter, Maku wrote, “My attention has been drawn to a wicked, malicious and evil blackmail in the social media that N37 Billion was found on a farm allegedly belonging to me. First, they said they found $1 Billion Dollars on a farm allegedly belonging to me, but after they were attacked by Nigerians, they reduced it to.N37 Billion so that people will believe their lies! But Nigerians are not fools and can smell blackmail.
“This evil blackmail on me on the social media is happening because I challenged #APC Gov Tanko Almakura @taalcircle to account for the Estimated Hundreds of millions of Naira he collected in four years as allocations to #Nasarawa State yet the state is still in poverty.
”I asked Gov Almakura to account for the N4.8 Billion he collected from the state treasury as security votes since people are dying. Instead of accounting for Nasarawa money and responding to the issues I raised, @taalcircle agents went on social media to slander me.
“The story that N37 billion was found on my alleged farm is completely false and evil! It is part of an ongoing effort to blackmail me for fighting for my stolen governorship mandate In #Nasarawa State! If they are men enough, let them not hide under social media to blackmail me! I challenge them to come out, address a press conference and lead journalists to the so called farm or name the security agencies and operatives that led the search and release the official report. I advise them to do so promptly.
”It will surely be counterproductive if political agents turn the so-called anti-corruption war into a huge blackmail. God knows all thieves, blackmailers and evildoers and will punish every one of them in due time! I leave them to the judgment of God!” Maku wrote.


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