Deji Adeyanju

Newly Elected Nigerian Legislators Accused of Collecting Bribes for Leadership Roles


As the 10th National Assembly prepares to be inaugurated in June, there are reports that the newly elected Senators and members of the House of Representatives are already collecting bribes to choose their new leaders. Deji Adeyanju, a public affairs commentator, has raised the alarm over the unethical practices taking place.

The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to elect new leaders, and there are debates over which geopolitical zones of the nation should produce these leaders. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which has the majority, is yet to speak on the zoning formula, while others in the minority are also scheming to outdo the ruling party.

Ranking legislators interested in the two leadership positions are already lobbying and seeking the support of members to clinch the seats. However, Adeyanju expressed sadness that there are reports of dollars exchanging hands between the contestants and the voters.

This unethical behavior calls into question the integrity of the election process and undermines the principles of democracy. It is crucial that the appropriate authorities take action to investigate these reports and hold accountable those found guilty of bribery.

Key highlights:

  • Newly elected Nigerian legislators are accused of collecting bribes to choose new leaders for the Senate and the House of Representatives.
  • There are debates over which geopolitical zones should produce these leaders.
  • Reports of unethical practices in the election process are a cause for concern and call into question the integrity of the process.
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