The Jigawa State government has denied that it spent N400 million to celebrate the recent defection of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Bala Ibrahim, who made the denial yesterday, described the allegation as mischievous.
He said: “It is the ranting of a frustrated PDP leadership. It is frustrated because we received defectors from its fold”.
The Jigawa PDP at a news conference at the weekend, alleged that Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar took N400 million from the government’s coffers to receive defectors to the APC.
The Chairman, Alhaji Salisu Mamuda, who leveled the allegation in Dutse, the state capital, said: “Governor Abubakar invited eight APC governors, House of Representatives’ Speaker, ministers, senators and the national chairman to celebrate the defection of 350,000 PDP members to the APC”.