The legislator representing Adamawa North, in the National Assembly, Senator Elisha Abbo, told Monday how former Osun state governor Rauf Aregbesola helped him with the fund to contest the presidential elections of the local government.
According to Abbo, Aregbesola gave him his monthly salary (Aregbesola) to run for the position.
Abbo declared this when Aregbesola appeared before the Senate led by Ahmed Lawan to be selected as one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers.
The former governor was one of 43 names sent to the Senate for evaluation and approval.
Senator Abbo, describing Aregbesola as a kind, detribalized and honest Nigerian, said he would beg President Muhammadu Buhari to give the former governor an extensive ministry.
The legislator said: “I want to join my colleagues in Osun and throughout the southwest to praise the virtue of this great Nigerian.
“I remember in 2012 when I disputed the presidency of my local government as a very young youth; I visited you in GRA, Ikeja in your house.
“I never met you, and you asked me to come in, and I explained my problems, and you told me to go to the government house to meet you.
“When I got there, I thought I would stay there for three days without seeing you. I filled out a form, saw my name and sent me to his office upstairs and gave me his full salary that month to go to Adamawa and contest the elections.
“Today, to the grace of God, I am one of the people who confirm his nomination. I want to ask my colleagues to please allow this untrained and honest Nigerian to bow and leave, and I also ask the President of Nigeria to give him an extensive ministry. God bless you, sir.