Bash Ali vs. Senator Enoh: Minister of Sports Development Fights Back Against Bribery Accusations

Bash Ali vs. Senator Enoh: Minister of Sports Development Fights Back Against Bribery Accusations

April 29, 2024 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

In a recent development, Senator John Owan Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, has vehemently denied allegations of bribery leveled against him by former world boxing champion Bash Ali. In a strongly-worded letter addressed to the press, Senator Enoh refuted Ali’s accusations, labeling them as baseless and an attack on fundamental values such as decency, honesty, and integrity.

In the statement titled ‘BASH ALLI AND HIS SERIAL BLACKMAIL MUST BE CONFRONTED AND DEFEATED,’ Senator Enoh addressed the media, expressing his dismay at Ali’s sudden and unwarranted criticism. He highlighted that the decision to respond to Ali’s allegations was not taken lightly, considering advice from associates to ignore the claims. However, Senator Enoh emphasized that ignoring such accusations would only serve to perpetuate a false perception of public servants as corrupt individuals.

Senator Enoh clarified that he had never demanded any form of gratification from Ali and questioned the validity of Ali’s claims regarding the alleged one million dollar bribe. He recounted a single meeting with Ali early in his tenure as Minister of Sports Development, during which he advised Ali to be patient while further discussions took place within the ministry. Despite Ali’s persistent requests for follow-up meetings, Senator Enoh maintained his stance of non-engagement.

Furthermore, Senator Enoh shed light on Ali’s longstanding efforts to stage a boxing fight in Nigeria, spanning nearly two decades. He reiterated that such endeavors were the responsibility of the private sector, not the government, and accused Ali of resorting to blackmail and underhanded tactics to coerce government funding for his project.

In conclusion, Senator Enoh emphasized his commitment to clearing his name and restoring his reputation. He announced his intention to pursue legal action against Ali if a public retraction and apology were not issued within one week. Senator Enoh’s resolute stance underscores the gravity of the situation and his determination to uphold integrity in public service amidst unwarranted attacks.

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