A retired army general and former national security adviser, Aliyu Gusau was reputed to have received a sum of 50 million naira from former Zamfara governor, Abdullaziz Yari.
The former NSA however admitted to receiving only 20 million naira from the former governor and it was’t for him. His son Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, the Deputy Governor of Zamfara state is the beneficiary of this fund.
He said the money was disbursed to the deputy governor as part of Yari’s logistics Support to ensure a smooth and hitch free attendance by Zamfara state PDP delegates and Supporters to Abuja for the just-concluded National Convention of the party.
A close associate of the general quoted him as saying
“Yari has the right to decide which party to belong to and as a Nigerian he has done nothing wrong in giving his contribution to whichever political party he chooses to”.
It may be recalled that some recent publications carried stories about Yari donating money and cars to some PDP chieftains, in which General Aliyu Gusau name was also mentioned.
Zamfara politicians have been at loggerhead since 2019 when the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the PDP, despite 100 per cent success of the APC.
Many analysts say the rampant insecurity in Zamfara is being fueled by the conflict of interest between the state’s political gladiators.