Former minister of Defence, Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma has been accused of bribing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, with a sum of N2bn to rig the re-run gubernatorial election in the state in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
With the official results yet to be released, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state has claimed that INEC officials in the state has collected Two billion naira not to declare Aishatu Jummai-Alhassan, the governorship candidate of APC winner of the gubernatorial polls in the state.
According to PMnews, the youth leader of Alhassan’s campaign, Bala Abubakar Maina is however optimistic that the rigging arrangement will fail because they already have permutations that Alhassan is the winner of April 11 elections.
“I am assuring you that with their TY Danjuma and the bribe money, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, Maman Taraba insha Allah will certainly be the next governor of the state,” Bala said.
Reacting in a similar vein, the secretary of Arch. Ishaku Darius Yakubu Campaign Organisation, the PDP guber candidate in the state, Nelson Lens accused APC of been indifferent to accept the fact that Taraba is a PDP state, which will remain a PDP state.
“TY is too big for this allegation, with our candidate who is already a marketable and sellable candidate, chief Darius did his homework very well; he has been nice to the people of Taraba even before his venturing into politics,” Nelson said.