Another twist has emerged to the allegation by the Chair of the APC election Commitee kaduna, as a committee member debunked the bribery allegation against Sen Shehu Sani .
Mr Hakeem Okedara a committee member ,said , Senator Shehu Sani never offered them anything like bribe to carryout any task, but pledged to support them whenever they needed his support to have a comfortable stay in Kaduna.
Mr.Okedara who spoke via telephone to Kaduna News Online correspondent ,distanced himself from reports that Senator Sani attempted to bribe the committee members through him in order to manipulate the result of the Apc primaries elections which were conducted last week .
It would be recalled earlier in the week, Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwe who was Chairman Electoral Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC),that conducted the primaries in Kaduna , told reporters that Senator Shehu Sani offered the committee members 10 million naira to manipulate the results of the primaries to favour certain aspirants. Hon Mathew further alleged thsf Senator Shehu Sani actually approached Mr Okedara to be the facilitator or the go between .An allegation that the latter has snce denied .
However , Senator Shehu Sani through his media aide ,
said the committee chairman probably had a dream to that effect, adding, “It is laughable for him to claim an aspirant who was the sole candidate cleared in Kaduna central offered him financial inducements. First of all, Senator Shehu Sani virtually had no rival in the primaries, he was the only person cleared. So what does he need to bribe the committee for?
“Secondly, when the committee and the state government connived to stage a fake senatorial primaries in Kaduna state, Sen Shehu Sani made it crystal clear that he wasn’t going to participate in the so called primaries because it was an illegality. So when you look at it from all angles senator Shehu Sani had no reasons what so ever to bribe the committee.”
According to him, “Senator Shehu Sani is a distinguished and law abiding citizen who has over the years earned a good name for himself through his uncompromising stance against corruption.
“It is obvious that some desperate politicians who have become synonymous with failure are behind all this baseless and frivolous accusations.
“Just like all their attempts to malign, frame up, intimidate and harm Sen Shehu in the past failed, this one too has failed on arrival.
“No amount of blackmail will deter or distract Senator Shehu Sani. We stand by the mandate given to him by the APC and good people of Kaduna central, and as usual, that mandated shall be put to good use for the betterment of our people.”