The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee for the Imo State 2019 governorship primaries, Ahmed Gulak, said on Sunday night that the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha offered him a $2million bribe to deliver the party’s governorship ticket to his anointed aspirant, Uche Nwosu.
Gulak told The SUN in a chat he rejected the bribe because of his integrity.
On what transpired between him and Okorocha, Gulak said: “I have no regret of any action I took during the primaries I conducted in Imo State. I don’t expect Okorocha to be happy with me, and I did not go there to make him happy anyway.
“I went there to do my job and I did it to be best of my knowledge and ability and I came notwithstanding the tempting offer I refused. I can walk the streets of Imo State including Owerri with my shoulders high.
“I may not be perfect as a human being but I did not go there to make him happy. Somebody who offered me up to $2 million to give certificate of return to his nominee but I turned it down.
“How many people can turn such offer down. I would have given him the certificate and pocketed my money because it is money that you don’t go to court for but my conscience will not be clear. For now, my conscience is very clear. I can move round the streets of Owerri unmolested,” he noted.
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