The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked reports that the Resident Electoral Commission in Adamawa, Kashim Gaidam, received a $3m bribe from the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. It also dismissed reports that Gaidam was given a house in Dubai.
On Twitter, INEC said: “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 caption tweeted alongside a screenshot of a Facebook post saying: “Breaking News: I rejected Atiku’s $1m bribe plus a house in Dubai- Adamawa REC.”
Other reports have been debunked by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a press briefing by the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu on Tuesday:
- Was an INEC national commissioner arrested by the DSS?: “No commissioner was picked up. No house was raided. The particular commissioner you mentioned is at his office.”
- Were six INEC directors invited for questioning by the DSS?: “No six directors were picked up,” Yakubu said.