There was dollar rain in Port Harcourt. The delegates were paid in dollars, particularly
by Atiku Abubakar's camp, the camp of Bukola Saraki and the camp of Aminu Tambuwal. One of the core coordinators for the Atiku group from Cross River was said to have run away with about $600,000 that was supposed to be for delegates from that state. His name was given as Ibok.
While some claimed that Atiku gave out as much as $5,000 per delegate, some of the delegates who spoke with TNN actually admitted collecting $2,500.
So, in order to have funds to spend in Port Harcourt, the delegates chose to use the black market FOREX dealers for the exchange of their largesse to naira.