December 3, 2023

N2bn bribe: I’m a democrat, will never subvert democratic process, says Binani.

The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Senator Aishatu Dahiru, better known as Binani, has denied allegations that she paid some staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, including Hudu Yunusa Ari, a Resident Electoral Commissioner in the poll, to declare her winner of the election.
The PUNCH reports that Ari had on Sunday usurped the INEC Returning Officer in the state and announced Binani the winner of the election. Following the declaration, INEC had suspended collation of result and banned the REC from office.
However, hours after Ari’s declaration a purported video of his had surfaced online showing the INEC REC confessing to receiving a N2bn bribe to announce Binani as the winner.
In the video Ari could be seen half-naked, his mouth bloodied and speaking at gunpoint.
But, in a statement on Tuesday, Binani had denied giving anyone a N2bn bribe to usurp the democratic process.
She alleged that an officer of the Department of State Services made “very bizarre, unfounded wild allegations” against her.

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