APC Primaries: Shehu Sani denies N10m bribery allegation
The Senator representing Kaduna Senatorial District, Shehu Sani has denied N10 million bribery allegation levelled against him by APC Primaries Committee sent to Kaduna State.
The lawmaker, who spoke through his Special Assistant (Media), Abdulsamad Chimma Amadi described the allegation laughable.
“Our attention has been drawn to a mischievous and frivolous news making the rounds that the chairman of the Kaduna APC electoral panel purportedly claimed he was offered financial inducements by Sen. Shehu Sani.
“The committee chairman probably had a dream to that effect. It is laughable for him to claim an aspirant who was the sole candidate cleared in Kaduna central offered him financial inducements. First of all, Sen Shehu Sani virtually had no rival in the primaries he was the only person cleared. So what does he need to bribe the committee for?
“Secondly, when the committee and the state government connived to stage a fake senatorial primaries in Kaduna state, Sen Shehu Sani made it cristal clear that he wasn’t going to participate in the so called primaries because it was an illegality. So when you look at it from all angles, Senator Shehu Sani had no reasons whatsoever to bribe the committee.
“Senator Shehu Sani is a distinguished and law abiding citizen who has over the years earned a good name for himself through his uncompromising stance against corruption”, he said in a statement on Friday.
Earlier, Chairman of the committee, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen had alleged that, the lawmaker wanted to offer him the money to seal his affirmation for his automatic ticket in 2019 election.
“The only person in Kaduna State who offered me money was Senator Shehu Sani through one of my committee members, to inform me that N10m gift was set aside for the Committee Chairman. And I said we don’t need the money, asking them what the money was for”, he said.
But a member of the committee, Hakeem Okedara said, there was nothing like bribe from the lawmaker though he wanted to but the committee declined.
Another source claimed that, the committee was hosted by the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, wondering whether the committee was not properly mobilised by party’s national leadership.