Member representing Udu local government at the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Peter Uviejitobor has denied involvement in the alleged bribery scandal rocking the leadership of the House.
The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, DTHA, Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya had been accused of collecting N5m from members allegedly to bribe Judges at the tribunal.
It was alleged that Igbuya had collected over N115million from 23 PDP lawmakers and lobbying the Social Democratic Party and Labour Party members to remit their N5milion each to give to the election tribunal judges in order to get favourable judgment.
But Uviejitobor, who spoke his media aide Comrade Gabriel Choba, said he was never involved in the matter and did not talked to the media about same.
The lawmaker described the allegation as an attempt to join issues between PDP, SDP, LP and the tribunal in order to break the neutral relationship of the judges with all parties.
He said “ I never discussed on telephone or had a chat with any reporter on the issue of the tribunal cases, neither was I aware of any bribery attempt by lawmakers in the DTHA.”
“I am shocked at the online report published by Sahara Reporters few days ago quoting as; “Confiding in Sahara Reporters, two members of the Delta State House of Assembly, under the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP and the Labour Party, LP, disclosed that 23 PDP members in the Delta State House of Assembly have already contributed a sum of N5 million each with which to compromise the three members panel of judges and receive a favourable judgment against opposition petitioners.”
“I am not also aware of any bribery attempt by lawmakers because as far as we are concern, these panels of judges are of high repute and will never indulge in a bribery allegation to dent their images especially now that, wiping corruption is the first step of President Muhammadu Buhari’s stand in this present dispensation”.


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