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Alleged N15m bribe: Prosecute Yobe REC, Fayose tells Buhari

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called for the trial of the Yobe State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Abu Zarma, over the N15 million bribe he was alleged to have received to influence the Yobe State governorship election.

The governor said doing otherwise, will make nonsense of President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed fight against corruption, adding that “If nothing is done on a case as clear as that of the INEC REC, Nigerians can as well kiss President Buhari anti-corruption fight goodbye.”

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said it was worrisome that despite the evidence of lodgement of N15 million into the two bank accounts of the  REC, a few days to the April 11 election, which was admitted as evidence by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in the state, the REC has not been charged to court.

 


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