Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, two sons have clinched the Senatorial and House of Representatives tickets of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively in Bauchi State.
While Siraj Ibrahim Tanko emerged as the APC candidate for Bauchi North, his brother, Sani won the ticket of the PDP to represent Shira/Giade federal constituency in Bauchi State at the lower chamber of the National Assembly.
It was gathered that Siraj polled 189 votes to defeat other aspirants, including the incumbent senator, Adamu Bulkachuwa, who scored no vote.
Reports had it that the duo, allegedly distributed expensive vehicles to parties’ delegates before the primaries.
They were also said to have used their father’s position to employ members of their political parties to the Supreme Court, National Judicial Institute, Judicial Commission.
According to Sahara Reporters, a resident in the consistency said; “What could be the deal that made the Chief Justice of Nigeria have two of his biological sons win primaries in Bauchi? One for Shira/Giade federal constituency under PDP and the other won the senatorial ticket for Bauchi North under APC.
“We the residents and the world entirely need to know why such unpopular candidates were imposed on the people; was it because their father is the CJN?” the source said.
Another source revealed, “They distributed over 150 vehicles; what jobs are they doing to have money to buy such expensive cars? And same CJN do sit on corruption cases whereas his sons are spending anyhow without known sources of income.
These guys spent billions before the primaries, sharing cars and doing empowerments. They also used their father’s office to give out jobs to party members,” the source said.
Chief Justice, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad was appointed on 22 March 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari after the suspension of ollowing the suspension Walter Onnoghen over corruption charges.
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