In the race to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the new man on the throne, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Deputy Speaker, have been accused of bribing each of their colleagues with$100,000(about N36m).
The unsubstantiated allegation was levelled by ex-governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose’s media aide, Lere Olayinka.
Olayinka made the claim in his capacity as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP New Media group via a social media post.
It reads: “In what appears as an unprecedented demonstration of desperation by the APC anointed duo of Femi Gbajabiamila and Wase, a sum of N36m ($100,000) will be paid per vote. Here is the cards already distributed by Gbajabiamila and Wase.
“Members are to snap the CARD with their ballots papers after voting and with this, a sum of $100,000 (N36m) will be collected.
“Is the NASS leadership now for sale? Where is the anti-corruption fight? Where is Magu’s EFCC?
“Honourable Members-elect and Nigerians are hereby put on notice that this card MUST NOT BE BROUGHT TO THE CHAMBER for the purpose of compromising the integrity of the election to choose the next Speaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”