All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Aisha Dahiru Binani has dismissed the claim of N2billion bribe.
The suspended Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Hudu Yunusa-Ari had declared the Senator the winner of the election on Sunday under controversial circumstances.
In a statement on Tuesday, Binani said her attention was drawn “to a very bizarre and wild allegation purportedly made by an officer of the Department of State Services (DSS)”.
The DSS officer, in a video, said the flagbearer gave out N2billion to some unnamed Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, officials.
“I never did. I would never do such”, she stressed, saying that the claim “was allegedly made when the officer was being tortured at gunpoint”.
Binani said those who tortured him were “the agents of the Adamawa State Governor and the Government House police team alongside their political thugs”.
The lawmaker described herself as a committed democrat who will never do anything to subvert democratic process.
“I am not a do-or-die politician. In the past I have won elections into the House of Representatives and the Senate in a free and fair manner,” she said.
Binani added that what happened in Adamawa was an unsuccessful attempt to subvert the will of the people.
She said the REC was illegally told to stand down by two INEC national commissioners from Abuja who were supposed to be in Adamawa in a supervisory capacity.
“Even more curious is the nocturnal visit. The roles of these INEC officers and the real mission to the Government House should be of interest to all democrats,” she added.
Binani urged all lovers of democracy to take a deeper interest “in our electoral process and democracy not only in Adamawa but in the whole country.”
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