The chairman of the Senate Committee on Army, senator Ali Ndume recently expressed his disappointment with some of the senators who are vying for the office of Senate President.
He disclosed during an interview on Arise News that one of the contestants had tried to offer him financial inducement through a friend. He indicated that he was ready to expose the identity of the individual on live TV if he had not apologized.
According to him, the individual had asked him about his price, which was intended to pave the way for the individual to lobby his way through.
The Senator’s public disclosure highlights the fact that the race for the Senate President’s office has become increasingly contentious, with candidates resorting to underhanded tactics to gain an edge over their rivals.
Senator Ndume was deeply offended by the offer, which he found both insulting and demeaning.
The situation underscores the need for greater transparency, accountability, and ethical behaviour among elected officials.
The Senator’s public disclosure is also a reflection of the challenges facing Nigeria’s political landscape, which has been marked by a long history of corruption, malfeasance, and abuse of power.