Yakubu Dogara, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has asked Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State to address the allegations of corruption levelled against him.
Naija News reports that Dogara had in a statement on Sunday accused Bala Mohammed of engaging in corrupt activities.
The former speaker accused the governor of giving a contract to a private company which has his mothers name as the company address.
But in a statement on Monday by his spokesperson, Turaki Hassan, Dogara said the Bauchi state governor was engaging in a smear campaign.
He said: “If there is any evidence of corruption against the former Speaker, it should be published by those who make claim of its existence or forever keep their peace.
“It is public knowledge that Dogara, other than for official purposes as Speaker of the House of Representatives, did not and still does not have any business with the EFCC or Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), unlike Bala Mohammed and his children who were regular guests at EFCC and Kuje Prison for months.
“Governor Bala should take this as a challenge to activate his contacts acquired while in detention at the anti-graft agency to make public any evidence of fraud or corruption against Dogara or any report indicting him.”
Dogara asked Bala Mohammed to address the charges of corruption and self-enrichment listed in his resignation letter, adding that hiring paid minions to whitewash him will make no impact on Nigerians and indeed Bauchi people.
“He should explain who Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, a director with 20 percent shares of Adda Nigeria Limited, as obtained from the Certified True Copies of records of the company obtained from Corporate Affairs Commission and published by Premium Times on February 22nd 2020, is,” Dogara said.