Natasha Akpoti rejects congratulatory message from Yahaya Bello


Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, the Senator-Elect for Kogi Central, has rejected the congratulatory message to her by the Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello.

Natasha who has just won over her senate seat through the appeal Court has also accused the State Governor for making an attempt on her life during the campaign/election period.

Akpoti-Uduaghan also revealed that Bello once offered her a huge bribe sum of 59 million naira to step down for his anointed candidate.

A request that was later made with a higher sum of 70 million but met the same refusal.

While speaking on Arise TV as a guest, she had this to say:

”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, 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 aggrandisement. It was to create an impact and help my people, then I moved to SDP to contest the election.”


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