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Fayose Challenges Buhari To Prosecute Yobe REC For Allegedly Taking N15m Bribe

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute the Yobe State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Abu Zarma, for allegedly receiving N15 million as bribe to influence the Yobe State governorship election.

The governor said it was only when that is done that the president’s fight against corruption could enjoy the needed credibility.

“If nothing is done on a case as clear as that of the INEC REC, Nigerians can as well kiss President Buhari anti-corruption fight goodbye,” said the governor in a statement by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka.

Mr. Fayose said it was worrisome that despite the fact that details of the two bank accounts of the INEC REC, which showed that N15 million was lodged into his accounts few days to the April 11 election, was admitted as evidence by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in the state, the REC has not been charged to court.

“It is on record that two officials of Diamond Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc, tendered exhibits confirming the payment of N15 million into the REC’s accounts by the Aide-de-Camp to Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Zakari Deba.

“The ADC allegedly paid N8 million into the Diamond Bank account of the INEC REC and N7 million into his Zenith Bank accounts on April 8, 2015, three days before the governorship election…”

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