Akure - Factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo State governorship election, Jimoh Ibrahim has accused an unnamed staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of demanding a $1m bribe from him, reports Punch.
Ibrahim, who recently got a court order declaring him the PDP candidate, said the INEC official asked him for $1 million in order to list his name as a candidate ahead of the poll.
In a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim said the INEC staff demanded the money before she could collect his nomination papers from him.
The petition was also sent to the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu.
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In the petition, which was dated October 21, Ibrahim alleged that the affected member of staff insisted that she must be paid the amount before she could obey the court order that asked the commission to put his name as the candidate of the PDP.
Recalled that Ibrahim and Eyitayo Jegede had emerged as separate candidates of the two factions of the PDP in Ondo State.
News 24 had reported that Ibrahim emerged at the candidate of the Alimodu Sheriff faction while Jegede emerged the candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi -led Caretaker Committee.
But a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Okon Abang had on October 14 ordered INEC to recognise Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP.
- News 24