INEC Denies Jimoh Ibrahim’s $1Million Bribery Allegation

By Ikenga Chronicles October 25, 2016

INEC Denies Jimoh Ibrahim’s $1Million Bribery Allegation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has demised the allegation by Jimoh Ibrahim that Mrs. Toyin Babalola, Acting Director, Legal Services, demanded $1 million from him before the commission could comply with court order recognising him as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ondo State governorship election.

The commission also said Ibrahim tried to arrange a meeting with the Ondo State Resident Electoral Commission (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje in London, through a third party.

Ibrahim had, at a press conference on Sunday, alleged that Mrs. Babalola demanded $1 million bribe from him before she could act on Justice Okon Abang’s court order. He also called for the removal of Agbaje as Ondo REC, alleging that he “requested to hold a meeting with him (Ibrahim) in faraway London, in the United Kingdom.”

But in a statement on Monday by Prince Adedeji Soyebi, National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity, INEC said Ibrahim was economical with the truth.

According to the statement, preliminary investigation by the commission revealed that at no time did Mrs. Babalola demand bribe from Ibrahim during the 15-minute meeting with him.

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