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I turned down N250 million bribe for tenure extension under Obasanjo – Ex-senate president, Wabara

A former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara has revealed that he rejected the sum of N250 million to support the third-term agenda of Olusegun Obasanjo when he served as president.

He made this known during a YouTube interview series, ‘Untold Stories’ with Adesuwa, where he was questioned about the authenticity of the claim which has been in the media for long.

Wabara, who spoke on Monday, Wabara firmly stated; “That’s very correct.” He maintained his stance even when pressed further by the interviewer.

The former senator said; “I turned down a N250 million bribe to support the third term agenda. The money came to me by 1:30 a.m., before my third-term speech. It came in a sparkling black G-Wagon. I can still remember that it was in a black G-Wagon and a rickety 504 station wagon. The money was discharged, and my wife was there.

“Then when they were saying they were distributing N50 million per Senator, I didn’t believe it. Without people like us, there wouldn’t be democracy now.

“Yes, if we had supported the third term, you know, I mean we would have had dictatorship, tyranny, and people like Buhari wouldn’t have emerged. Even the present Tinubu would not have emerged because Obasanjo would have still been there.”

Wabara also addressed the media reports that he was kicked out of office by former President Oluegun Obasanjo, saying; “First of all, I was not removed by Obasanjo, I resigned, and No, there was even no pressure.”