- Senate president Ahmad Lawan has declared that he did not collect N2 billion to endorse the reappointment of Yakubu as INEC chairman
- An online medium had alleged that Lawan was given the huge sum to hasten Yakubu's confirmation
- Lawan, however, described the allegation as frivolous and uncalled for
Ahmad Lawan, the president of the Senate, has cleared the air on the alleged collection of N2 billion bribe to hasten the re-appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This Day reports that Lawan’s reaction was contained in a statement issued on the evening of Thursday, November 19, by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi, to a report by an online medium.
Legit.ng gathered that the report alleged that a group led by the Senate president collected N2 billion from Yakubu to facilitate the confirmation of his reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari for another five-year tenure.
He noted that the publication failed to provide the names of members of the fictitious group and where the group operated from.
Lawan enjoined Nigerians to ignore the report as another incident of hallucination by the comical characters operating the fabricated news platform as the online medium.
Recall that Yakubu had lifted the lids on why he handed over to Muazu Ahmed despite his reappointment by President Buhari.
According to him, he stepped aside as INEC boss because it will be "inappropriate" to stay in office after the expiration of his tenure.
In another report, a group, Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) dismissed the recent media reports of N4.6 billion fraud in the Ministry of Power.
The CSGGG is an assemblage of over 180 civil society organizations advocating for patriotism, truth, fair hearing, and improvement of knowledge that will guarantee standards at all levels of service delivery in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a lawyer, Taiwo Oreagba, was on Thursday, November 12, arraigned before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
It was reported that Oreagba was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Lagos zonal office on a two-count charge bordering on alleged corrupt demand and obtaining by false pretense to the tune of four million naira.
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