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Yobe Speaker’s Defeat: I was offered N100m to step down, Majakura alleges

The 33-year-old volunteer teacher, Lawan Musa Majakura, who defeated the Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Ahmed Mirwa Lawan, in the just concluded State Assembly elections, has claimed that he was offered N100m to step down.

Musa, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) scored 6,648 votes to defeat Yobe Speaker of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 6,466 votes. 

The father of four, who made the revelation in an interview with the Daily Trust, alleged that a government official and some other people approached him to step down for the Speaker and offered him N18m which they later increased to N100m. 

“To be honest with you, he did not contact me to step down for him by himself, but a government official and some people I thought were his representatives came to me two times, telling me to step down. They promised to give me N18 Million, but I refused. Later on, they came back and offered me N100m, but still I refused,” he explained.

“I told them that my village people bought the nomination forms for me because they believed I would do better, so I did not see any reason to step down for anybody. I told them to meet my people if they actually wanted me to step down for whoever sent them to me. I even told my people what we discussed but we all agreed that I would not step down, so we moved on with our campaign,” he said

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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