I did not receive any gift from Atiku - INEC REC

In Politics 2019-02-19 10:46:56
I did not receive any gift from Atiku - INEC REC
I did not receive any gift from Atiku - INEC REC

Atiku's $1m gift to INEC clarified

Rounds of reports that started on Monday had it that Atiku offered Adamawa INEC REC the sum of $1m ahead of the presidential election. He was also alleged to have attached a gift of a house in Dubai to the INEC REC.


On the other hand, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reacted to these reports making the rounds, debunked the report, describing it as fake.


INEC in a post on its Twitter page called on Nigerians to ignore such reports, stating that INEC REC did not receive any offer from the former vice president.


The tweet read: “FAKE NEWS ALERT: The Adamawa INEC REC completely disassociates 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.”


"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,” Kashim Gaidam, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) affirmed.


Gaidam, while claiming the news reflects the handiwork of desperate politicians who want to achieve cheap popularity through blackmail, is now threatening court action.


He said that he had never met Atiku in his life and that he is not sure Atiku knows what he looks like.