INEC: Present proof of N2bn bribe Yakubu gave me – Lawan dares accusers
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has refuted claims that he received N2billion to substantiate the second time period of former Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) chairman, Mahmood Yakubu.
He challenged “the sponsors of the false publication to offer no matter proof that they will in help of their glib claims.”
The lawmaker’s response was contained in a press release on Thursday by his Particular Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi.
Lawan famous that purveyors of the faux information had been being the allegation.
The Yobe Senator mentioned the report in opposition to him failed to offer the names of members of the accusers and the place the group operates from.
The assertion mentioned the parliamentary course of for the affirmation of nominations by the President is open and entails all senators.
“The Senate President is barely a presiding officer of the Senate and doesn’t lead any group in or exterior the august chamber that acts in any approach to circumvent the processes of the Senate.
“We reassure Nigerians that the Senate President didn’t obtain any gratification, in his or behalf of others, to assist Professor Yakubu get a second time period as chairman of INEC”, it learn.