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PROBE ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO BRIBE TRIBUNALS, AC URGES SECURITY ,AGENCIES

By NBF NEWS
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The Action Congress has urged security agencies to probe the allegation by a group, Election Transparency Group, which claimed that an unnamed leader of the opposition party was making attempts to bribe the governorship tribunals sitting in Osun and Ekiti states.

A statement by the Director, Research and Strategy, Osun AC, Mr. Sunday Akere, on Tuesday in Osogbo, said it was unfortunate that the group was 'drumming support for the sinking Peoples Democratic Party administrations in Osun and Ekiti states.'

The statement said the allegation that an unnamed leader of AC was planning to bribe the tribunals with huge sums of money in order to get favourable judgments from the tribunals should be investigated by the police and the State Security Service.

Daring the group to come up with evidence to back up its allegation, the AC described the allegation as cheap blackmail, baseless and diversionary.

The statement reads, 'For an organisation or group of people to come up with that allegation shows the level of desperation of the PDP administration to hold on to power at all costs.

'Making such frivolous allegation at a time like this when the two tribunals have virtually concluded their assignments and are preparing to come up with their decisions, based on incontrovertible facts placed before them, is aimed at nothing other than to blackmail the two panels and rubbish whatever decisions they come up with as purchased judgments when in the true sense, the PDP knows the tide is against them because they have very weak and poorly defended cases in the two states.'

The statement added that the PDP in Osun and Ekiti were jittery because the AC in the two states presented watertight, foolproof and faultless evidences before the tribunals.

'Allowing them to get away with such weighty allegation will not do our nascent democratic process any good. If they cannot prove their allegations, the long arm of the law should catch up with them so as to serve as a deterrent to anybody that wants to make such baseless allegations in future,' the statement said.