In reaction to the news which broke Monday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (EFCC) has said the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, never offered the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Kashim Gaidam, $1m or a house in Dubai.
The report which read in part, “Breaking News: I rejected Atiku’s $1m bribe plus a house in Dubai- Adamawa REC” went viral on social media in the early hours of Monday.
The commission addressed the issue in a Facebook post debunking the rumours that Atiku had compromised the Adamawa elections.
INEC 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, said “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.”
By Precious Akpadaka…