The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, has denied taking bribe to support the agenda of the lawmakers who became principal officers of the 8th Assembly against the wishes of his own party.
Mr. Odigie-Oyegun made the denial when the leadership of the South-East, South-South Professionals paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja on Thursday.
He said the allegation in some media reports that he was induced to support Bukola Saraki’s bid to emerge senate president was false.
The chairman also expressed shock over allegations that he deliberately pitched members of the party from the North against those from the South.
He expressed delight at the solidarity visit at a time he is facing serious challenge over the National Assembly crisis.
He said: “There is nothing they have not said about me but when you ask what has the man done, one of their reports said the present executive cannot win us elections in 20?19. Good Lord! You’ve not even finished 2015, you’re talking about 2019.
”The one that annoys me is the attempt to rubbish 75 solid years of a character that I’ve put together. They said ?I take gratification. Gratification to what purpose?
“The only people who can say that are the people who don’t know my background or history. I was just over 30 when I started joining teams that were buying aircraft from Holland and Seattle in the U. S.
“That could not corrupt me. I was on the board of the Railways, NPA and the rest of them. If all these did not make me corrupt, how can I at 76 take money, money from who to do what?”
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