Adamawa Guber Candidate gives DSS ultimatum
OpenLife Nigeria reports that Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed ( Binani) has demanded an immediate retraction of a false and defamatory viral video alleging N2 billion bribery against her.
In a letter by her lawyer, Mr. Benbella Anachebe (SAN) to the DG of the Department of State Security Services and Mr. Halilu Sule, Deputy Director (operation), Binani threatened to take legal action against the Department if they failed to retract forthwith and the viral video was promptly withdrawn from circulation within 48 hours.
It would be recalled that the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Adamawa State Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) denied offering an N2 billion bribe for her declaration as governor-elect on Sunday by the controversial Resident Electoral Commissioner, Hudu Yunusa-Ari.
She said a Department of State Services (DSS) officer was tortured by some thugs, state government agents, and the Government House police to make such unfounded allegations against her.
She described herself as a Democrat, who will never do anything to subvert the democratic process.
Binani, who made the clarifications in a statement in Abuja, said she had won elections into the House of Representatives and the Senate in a free and fair manner.
She said: “My attention has been drawn to very bizarre, unfounded wild allegations purportedly made by an officer of the Department of State Services to the effort that, I senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed ( Binani), gave out the sum of N2billion to procure a favourable declaration as governor-elect to some unnamed INEC staff. I never did; I would never do such.
“This statement was allegedly made when the officer was being tortured at gunpoint by the agents of the Adamawa State governor and the Government House police team alongside their political thugs.
“ I wish to reiterate that I am a Democrat. I have always been a committed Democrat and will never do anything to subvert the democratic process. I am not a do-or-die politician.
“In the past, I have won elections into the House of Representatives and the Senate in a free and fair manner. What happened in Adamawa was an unsuccessful attempt to subvert the people’s will. The REC was illegally told to stand down by two INEC national commissioners from Abuja who were supposed to be in Adamawa in a supervisory capacity.
“ Even more curious is the nocturnal visit of some INEC national officers to Adamawa State Government House and bizarre declaration the same day after the visit that they have taken over the collation through the backdoor, with collation and returning officers selected by the governor of Adamawa.