Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has said that members of the National Assembly are ‘notorious’ for bribe-seeking.
Prof. Jega accused members of the National Assembly of seeking for bribes to carry out their constitutional duties.
According to the former INEC boss, while delivering this year’s Democracy Day lecture at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday, quite a number of chief executives complained of high demand for bribes from members of the National Assembly in the name of ‘oversight functions’.
He said; “I have spoken to quite a number of chief executives who complained of high demand for bribes from members of the National Assembly in the name of so-called oversight functions.”
Mr Jega revealed this to the gathering, including President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and other top government personalities present.
The professor of Political Science noted that “some chairmen of committees at the National Assembly are notorious for seeking for bribes.”