Ahead of the forthcoming election, the Independent National Electoral Commission has reacted to the claim that the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, offered the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State, Kashim Gaidam, $1m or a house in Dubai.
The commission stated this in a post on Facebook while reacting to social media rumours that Atiku had compromised the Adamawa elections.
The reported that trend on social media as it this way, “Breaking News: I rejected Atiku’s $1m bribe plus a house in Dubai- Adamawa REC”.
INEC in his reaction wrote; “The Adamawa INEC REC completely dissociates himself from the allegation that he had an offer of $1m and a house in Dubai as no offer whatsoever was ever made to him by anyone.”
The INEC REC, who threatened court action against those behind the news, emphasised that he had never met Atiku in his life.
“I’ve never had any contact with Atiku all my life. I can state without fear of contradiction that Atiku probably does not know how I look because I’ve never met him personally, all my life. I was shocked to read what was credited to me by some unscrupulous persons,” he said.