The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has reacted to spurious allegations of bribery levelled against its founder, William Gates III also known as Bill Gates.
This development is coming shortly after a group known as the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP alleged that the American billionaire businessman bribed some lawmakers and the leadership of the Nigerian House of Assembly with $10 million to pass the controversial infectious diseases bill.
POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the group, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, a notorious conspiracy theorist, also alleged that its ‘Human intelligence report’ revealed that gated offered the ‘bribe’ to ensure the speedy passage of the bill.
On Monday, the foundation registered its denial of the allegations in a memorandum submitted to an Ad-hoc committee of the house currently investigating the allegations.
Gates was represented by Paulin Basinga, the country director of the foundation.
“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has recently been made aware of an allegation circulating in certain elements of the Nigerian media that the Foundation was involved in a payment purportedly made to the Nigeria House of Representatives.
“Any such allegations are entirely false and without merit,” he disclosed.