Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, who is the Senator-Elect for Kogi Central, recently accused Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, of trying to bribe her with a huge sum of money to step down from the election race. According to Akpoti-Uduaghan, Bello offered her N50 million to withdraw from the race and support his chosen candidate who was a senator at the time....Click Here To Continue Reading>>
When Akpoti-Uduaghan refused the offer, Bello allegedly increased the amount to N70 million in a subsequent attempt to persuade her to drop out of the race. Despite the pressure, Akpoti-Uduaghan remained resolute and refused to accept the offer on both occasions.
She told Arise TV:
”He has a personality, which, I would say, with all due respect, is deluded and makes him want to lord over things and dictate the terms and almost like a mini-god, and that is not how life happens.
”In 2018, before I joined the SDP, I was in APC for pretty much three months; the governor called on me, just like he called on nine other aspirants at that point and telling each and everyone to step down.
”To some people, he offered me them money. He offered me money as well. He offered me N50 million at first, but I turned it down, and he offered me N70 million to step down for his anointed candidate.
”I told him that I was not in the race for money. It wasn’t a personal aggrandizement. It was to create an impact and help my people, then I moved to SDP to contest the election.”
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