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Bayelsa poll: REC denies bribery allegations

THE Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, of Bayelsa State, Mr. Baritor Kpagih, has denied the bribery allegations levelled against him by a political party in the state, describing same as lies.

Ahead of the rescheduled governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state, and 101 units in other local government areas in the state on January 9, one of the leading political parties in the contest, had accused the state REC of allegedly collecting N200 million from a rival candidate.

But reacting, Kpagih, who responded to a text message, sent to him by our correspondent, denied the allegations, stating that he had already briefed his lawyers on the matter.

He said: “This is a lie and I have referred it to my lawyers.”

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