Ametuo denied collection of N50 million Naira bribe from Gov. Bello

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—–as Senator Ohiare distance self

The Hadi Ametuo led faction of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) has denied the allegation of fifty million naira bribe levied against him by some members of the Governor Yahaya Bello led faction of the party.

In a statement signed by, Hadi Ametuo, Factional state Chairman
Kogi APC and made available to journalists in Lokoja, described the accusation as faceless, incoherent and grammatically suicidal.

An online Media over the weekend had published a story, alleging that the Hadi Ametuo led faction of the APC may have sold out after collecting a bribe of Fifty Million Naira from the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to betray his members.

But Hadi insisted that there was no such meeting held at the Kogi liason office leading to the collection of the said money from the Governor as claimed by people he referred as ghost writers.

According to Ametuo, the Dr Alex Kadiri led Kogi Elders Forum of the APC has only resolved after a long meeting to meet with the governor after Sallah break, saying that the write up was just a fabrication of lies and the figment of the author’s imagination.

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The statement reads in part “Our attention has been drawn to a publication in the social media under the above caption by a faceless and juvenile writer.

“The write up is so childish, incoherent, grammatically suicidal and full of terminological inexactitude that it would have attracted our silence if not for the golden rule that such silence means consent.

” For clarity of purpose, I will state that Such meetings as stated by this ghost writer never held at kogi liason office as claimed by the writer. The forum of northern state chairmen of our great party (APC) met me to discuss a way forward between my camp and the governor’s camp

“The Dr Alex Kadiri- led KOGI Elders Forum ,resolved after a long meeting to meet with the governor after Sallah break.The allegations of some offers made to me and members of our Elders forum are cheap lies and nothing but a figment of the writer’s imagination .

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“The ghost writer’s aim of causing discord in our camp has been defeated by the realization of whitewashed lies displayed by this writeup.The determination of our Elders Forum to deliver Kogi state to APC come 2019 can not be killed by this hurriedly manufactured piece journalistic trash.We shall shock the opposition in the 2019 in another resounding victory. Ametuo boasted

Meanwhile, the former senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial districts, Senator Muhammed Salami Ohiare has also denied any involment in the news making the round on the purpoted settlement between the Hadi Ametuo group of the All Progressive Congress and the Kogi state Government.

In a statement by his Special Assistant, Haroun Opotu Yussuf, and made available to journalists, the Senator noted that the ill motivated news was just to smear the good and hard earned reputation of his Principal

The statement reads in part “It has come to the notice of the office of the Special Assistant to the Distinguished Senator Mohammed Salami Ohiare, premised on the above subject-matter making the rounds, just to smear the good and hard earned reputation of our Principal.

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“It is, therefore, imperative to categorically state here that the carrier(s) or purveyor(s) of the said negative information about his involvement can best be described as a figment of their imagination and of course erroneous.

“Distinguished Senator Mohammed Salami Ohiare has always refrained from associating himself with anything negative or detrimental to his corporate image and by extension, Kogi State, hence not ready to compound the problems thereof.

“So, he urges all his teeming supporters and well wishers to ignore the dastardly contents and remain positively focused to move Kogi State and Nigeria to the next level being the hallmark of  President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration because he (Senator M.S.Ohiare) has nothing to do with the negative information.




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