A claimant to the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party for the upcoming Ondo State election, JIMOH IBRAHIM, has alleged that a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission demanded a bribe of one million dollars from him to obey the court order naming him as his party’s candidate.
A court had a fortnight ago said IBRAHIM was the PDP candidate and not EYITAYO JEGEDE, who emerged then as a factional candidate with the backing of the State Governor, OLUSEGUN MIMIKO.
Sequel to the development, IBRAHIM has sent a petition to President MUHAMMADU BUHARI.
The petition was also sent to the Chairman of INEC, Professor MAHMOUD YAKUBU.
IBRAHIM alleged that a member of staff of the commission demanded the bribe from him before she could collect his nomination papers from him.
But the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, ROTIMI OYEKANMI, has said there was no iota of truth in IBRAHIM’s allegation.