I Did Not Collect N4.5 Billion to Install Wada into Office as Governor – Idris

Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, a former Governor of Kogi State has denied the allegation making rounds that he collected N4.5 billion from his successor Captain Idris Wada, as payment to install him into office as the governor of the state in 2012.

Former Governor Idris, in a statement by his spokesman, Usman Okai Austin, yesterday, Tuesday, Novermber 7, said that those behind the falsehood were only afraid of the landslide victory recorded by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the just concluded ward and local government election.

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He said they were threatened by the ongoing reconciliation within the party in Kogi State, adding that the reports  were from elements working to create misunderstanding in the PDP family in the state.

Stating that the opposition were threatened by the ongoing reconciliation in PDP which is bound to make the party stronger, the former governor added that he was so much aware that some political adversaries were out to tarnish his reputation.

On the alleged falsehood, the statement states thus –

“It is an attempt by some groups of compromised people and mischief makers who are bent on causing disaffection between the two Igala leaders ‎to their political advantage and towards returning to power.”