Ahmad Lawanda the Senate president of Nigeria has denied claims that he got #2billion to confirm the second term of former independent national electoral commission (INEC) chairman, mahmood Yakubu. He further asked the media who carried the false publication to provide evidence they have.
The Yobe Senator said the report against him failed to provide the names of members of the accusers and where the group operates from.
The statement said the parliamentary process for the confirmation of nominations by the President is open and involves all senators.
The Senate President is only a presiding officer of the Senate and does not lead any group in or outside the august chamber that acts in any way to circumvent the processes of the Senate.
We reassure Nigerians that the Senate President did not receive any gratification, in his or behalf of others, to help Professor Yakubu get a second term as chairman of INEC”, it read.