INEC has denied the allegation made by JIMOH IBRAHIM that its official asked for one million dollars bribe before his name could be listed as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.
The commission in a statement by its National Commissioner in charge of Publicity, ADEDEJI SOYEBI, in Abuja said the Acting Director, Legal Services TOYIN BABALOLA, did not ask for bribe as alleged by IBRAHIM.
JIMOH IBRAHIM, one of the two candidates laying claim to the ticket of the PDP for the election in the state, had alleged that BABALOLA demanded one million dollars bribe from him, before the order made by Justice OKON ABANG of the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, could be complied with by the commission.
He also accused the commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ondo State, SEGUN AGBAJE, of being a member of the PDP and also playing what he described as dirty deals.
JIMOH IBRAHIM who alleged that the Ondo REC requested to hold a meeting with him in far away London called for the removal of the INEC official.
SOYEBI, while denying the allegations, said the preliminary investigation by the commission indicated that IBRAHIM was not saying the truth.