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Presidential Debate Organiser Were Bribed as GEJ Reads Answer From Ready Made Script



The graft allegation against the Nigeria Election
Debate Group (NEDG) has vindicated the All
Progressives Congress’ stance that the debate was
compromised by President Goodluck Jonathan, the
Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation has said.
The opposition campaign media and publicity director
Malam Garba Shehu said the sordid details coming
out of organizations of the debate would have tainted
the APC candidate had he presented himself to the
A civil society group, Value and Integrity Group alleged
at a press conference on Friday, that a First Bank
account opened for the NEDG had the founder of a
private television network as sole signatory, even
though he is not listed as one of the directors of the
NEDG. According to leaders of the Value and Integrity
Group, Sina Odugbemi and Popoola Ajayi, co-
ordinator and secretary respectively, “an initial
deposit of N1 million was paid into the said First Bank
account, and on March 28, 2011, another N20 million
belonging to the NEDG was paid into the personal
account of the said founder of the leading private
television network.”
The Buhari campaign said “We at the APC Presidential
Campaign got the eye-opening news of the press
conference by the Value and Integrity Group accusing
the Nigeria Election Debate Group, the crux of the
allegation being that some members of the NEDG
have been monetarily influenced.”It added
that “although the group failed to mention from what
source the monies came from, we had taken a
position, based on intelligence made available to us
that the PDP has compromised the integrity of an
unnamed few in the NEDG with huge and ridiculous
sums of money.”
“And watching President Goodluck Jonathan reading
from a prepared script gleefully as he answered
questions in the debate confirmed our suspicion that
there will be “EXPO”. “These two scenarios: The
allegation of corrupt inducements in the NEDG and
the president reading from a prepared script during
the debate validates our reasons for abstaining from
the debate, ” Shehu said.

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