The Yobe State House of Assembly Speaker, Ahmed Mirwa Lawan, who was defeated by 33-year-old volunteer teacher Lawan Musa Majakura in the recently held Governorship and State Assembly Elections, claims that he was offered N100m to step down.
Musa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) defeated Yobe Speaker of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with 6,648 votes.
The father of four, who made the revelation in an interview with Daily Trust, said a Government Official and others approached him and offered him N18 million to step down for the Speaker, which they later increased to N100m.
“To be honest, he did not contact me to step down for him on his own, but a Government official and some people I assumed were his representatives came to me twice and told me to step down.” They offered me N18 million, but I refused. “They later returned and offered me N100m, but I refused,” he explained.
“I told them that my village people had purchased nomination forms for me because they thought I would do better, so I didn’t see why I should step down for anyone.” If they really wanted me to step down for whoever sent them to me, I told them to meet my people. I even told my supporters what we talked about, but we all agreed that I would not resign, so we continued with our campaign,” he said.