The son of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Namadi has allegedly requested delegates to refund the N2 million each he doled out before the election, after securing just two votes at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Kaduna North Federal Constituency for the House of Representatives.
Millions of naira was amassed by the delegates, from the aspirants who appeared to be in a hurry to outspend one another.
It was reported that Namadi secured the least votes among the three contenders, after he had promised to add N1.5 million to the amount given to each of the delegates.
At the end of the election, Samaila Suleiman, the incumbent representative of the constituency emerged the party’s flagbearer as he defeated Namadi and Shehu Usman ABG.
Suleiman, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, won with 22 votes against Shehu Usman ABG who polled 14 votes.
Reliable sources disclosed that Suleiman had distributed between N3.5m and N4m to each delegate while ABG gave out N2.5m in cash and Namadi had distributed N2m to delegates.
However, having lost the contest, both ABG and Namadi demanded an immediate refund.
Suleiman, who is the current Chairman of the House Committee on Special Duties, left the APC following the interest of Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s eldest son in his seat in the House of Representatives.