Ibrahim Shekarau, the senator for Kano Central, has said he continues to reside in a rented home in Abuja.
The two-term governor and sitting senator made this statement in response to a story that claimed he received $1 million in exchange for leaving the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
NNPP presidential candidate Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso made several accusations against Shekarau.
But while he discussed the state of affairs in the NNPP with his supporters, the Shura Council, and committees, the senator vowed never to abandon them.
“Till date, I am not saying this for someone to hear, I still live in a rented house in Abuja. I pray God brings the money that I will build mine.”
“In my 42 years of being a leader, I was a principal of GSS Hadejia with 500 students and 64 teachers. This hand have signed and approved whatever amount of money one can think of. My Commissioners are all alive, I have never dictated in a council meeting who should be given contract.
“We have handled uncountable contracts with both foreign and local contractors, I challenge any contractor to come out and say there was a time we negotiate on a particular contract. I challenge every political appointee or contractor who brought one Naira to me. If it happens and he or she kept quiet, I will not forgive him.”