Video: Ex deputy senate president Mantu confesses to rigging elections for PDP
By Adesina Idris
London, March 30, 2018 (AltAfrika)-A former Nigerian deputy Senate president ,Mr Ibrahim Mantu has publicly admitted helping his party, the Peoples democratic Party, PDP win elections in the past through rigging.
Mantu who was speaking on a TV show, Hardcopy on a leading Nigerian television, Channels admitted to in the past influenced the outcome of elections by bribing electoral officials to ensure his party’s candidate emerged winners at all cost
He admitted to using his office and personality to source money and security to ensure the operations went hitch-free
Asked whether he had ever helped rigged elections in the past, Mantu replied “let me tell you one thing, yes…..i did because i am now confessing the truth. Look what do i mean, i don’t have to go and change the election. You know when you provide money, you give money to INEC boys to help, if they see any chance that they should favour you. You provide money to the security…all our elections in the past.
“I have been in this game for about twenty years and i tell you each time..it is not necessarily when i am contesting election but when my party sponsors a candidate, i will want that candidate to win election”
The 44 seconds trending video, already watched by about three thousand people was posted on twitter by the presenter of the programme , Esther Ogun-Yusuf. The programme hits the airwaves tonight
Mantu recently went public to becoming a born again christian and politician
His confession, predictably, has provoked angry reactions by Nigerians across the globe