Ahmad Lawan, Senate President, on Thursday denied the report that he was paid the sum of N2bn by the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, to confirm him for second term in office.
He challenged “the sponsors of the false publication to provide whatever evidence that they can in support of their glib claims.”
Lawan made this call in a statement released through his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi.
He further stated that the allegation levelled against him failed to reveal the names of members of the accusers and where the group operates from.
The Yobe State Senator added that the process for the confirmation of nominations by the President is open and involves all senators
“The Senate President is only a presiding officer of the Senate and does not lead any group in or outside the august chamber that acts in any way to circumvent the processes of the Senate.”
“We reassure Nigerians that the Senate President did not receive any gratification, in his or behalf of others, to help Professor Yakubu get a second term as chairman of INEC”, it read.
Source: Naija News
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