See How APC Allegedly Moved N18 Billion Cash For Fayemi’s Election (Photos)
Accusation laid by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the All Progressives Congress (APC), suggests some fowl play in the run up to the Ekiti 2018 election.
The accusation in question suggests that the federal government has allegedly moved 18 billion naira cash to Ekiti in order to allegedly influence the elections in favour of APC candidate, John Kayode Fayemi.
This allegation was published by the special aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr Lere Olayinka.
Below is a statement signed by Olayinka claiming that the APC is misappropriating funds in a desperate bid to win the elections in Ekiti.
“We called you here to intimate the public through your various media organisations of the movement of huge cash by the federal government to Ekiti State for the Saturday election.
Last week Saturday, two bullion vehicles were moved to the Akure Airport to evacuate cash brought from Abuja by a chattered flight.
The flight landed when it was raining and all staff of the airport were barred from going near the aircraft while the cash was evacuated into the two bullion vehicles.
After offloading the huge cash, the bullion van first moved to the Ondo State Government House in Akure from where they left for Isan Ekiti, the hometown of the APC governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
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We present to you and the entire world, video and photographs of the chattered aircraft as the cash was being offloaded from it into the two bullion vehicles.
From our preliminary findings, N2.5 billion cash was transferred by the Kebbi State Government to an account in UBA, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja. It was withdrawn immediately and moved with a private jet to Akure.
Also, apart from the N2.5 billion, another $50 million (about N18bn) was taking from the $321 million recovered from the late Abacha family.
Our question is, how can a government that claimed to be fighting corruption released billions of naira from the public coffers for the governorship election of a single State? Where is their fight against corruption?
We therefore call on Nigerians to note this wanton looting of public fund by the APC government to fund election of its members.
We must tell Fayemi and his APC that the conscience of the people of Ekiti cannot be purchase and we call on the people of Ekiti to resist the planned use of stolen fund to buy their votes of Saturday.
Lastly, let me use this opportunity also alert the public of the intimidation and harassment of PDP members by men of the DSS and policemen.
Already, Akin Fakorede, an officer of the Federal SARS has been posted to Ekiti State, ostensibly to play the same ignoble role that he played during the Rivers State election.
Let me say it clearly that no amount of intimidation will scare our people away from the polling units where they will vote for the PDP on Saturday.
We have the people behind us and they are more than ready to give our candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka their votes on Saturday.”
Meanwhile, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has led protesters to the national assembly premises to submit a petition over the alleged brutality of Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose and PDP supporters in Ekiti State.
Secondus and his team also visited the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to register another petition on the alleged plans by INEC technical staff and other officers to preload the Card readers in order to rig the Ekiti election in favour of Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
yans.ng had reported that Fayose broke down in tears at a PDP rally on Wednesday, accusing the police of slapping and kicking him.
Fayose had alleged that the security operatives were sent to the government house to prevent a procession organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).