Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), who was the defeated governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, denied allegations that she offered a N2 billion bribe to the controversial Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa-Ari, for her declaration as governor-elect on Sunday. Binani clarified that she is a committed democrat who would never do anything to subvert the democratic process. She also explained that an officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) was tortured by thugs, state government agents, and the Government House police to make these unfounded allegations against her.
Binani further stated that she had won elections into the House of Representatives and the Senate in a free and fair manner. She accused the INEC national commissioners from Abuja, who were supposed to be in Adamawa in a supervisory capacity, of illegally telling the Resident Electoral Commissioner to stand down. She also questioned the roles of these INEC officers from Abuja and the real mission of the two to the Government house, and urged all lovers of democracy to take a deeper interest in the just-concluded Adamawa poll.
Binani thanked her supporters and urged everyone to ignore the half-truths and opposition smear propaganda.