Return Our Money or Face The Wrath of The Law – ACPN to Ezekwesili
The crisis rocking the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) seems to have taken a fresh dimension as the party has told Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, its former presidential candidate, to return all campaign funds or risk legal action.
According to the Nation, the national chairman of the party, Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima, disclosed to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, February 7, that the former minister of education thought that politics was like the bring back our girls project which she coordinated, adding that the accounts rendered by her to the party was unacceptable and was subsequently rejected.
Ezekwesili renounced her membership of the ACPN on February 3, accusing the ACPN of greed and not being in sync with her values and vision.
The party’s National Chairman, Mallam Ganiyu Galadima, had this to say in Abuja.
He said: “We wanted to know all the contents of the accounts and see the accounts, because, at the end of the day, it is not the presidential candidate that the Independent National Electoral Commission will hold responsible, but the party, and whatever any candidate generated for his or her campaign belongs to the party.
Galadima said from all indications, Ezekwesili does not have capacity to contest a presidential election.
“For somebody who wants to contest for the presidency, all you could generate for period of three months was just N43m and she spent everything. She did not disclose the sources of the fund and how much she generated.
Look at Omoyele Sowore, he publicly disclosed on a national TV recently that his campaign and the party had been able to generate N99m. In addition, he also told the world how the money could be traced. So why is there no transparency in Madam Ezekwesili’s project? That is the bone of contention. We are expecting that she will respond at the appropriate time but if she doesn’t, we may be compelled to go to court to seek for order of Mandamus”.