Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has cried out over alleged influx of questionable funds into the state by the All progressive Congress(APC) for it governorship primary election.
He said defenders of democracy should be alarmed as to why over N5 billion cash is being diverted into mere primary election, even as the political party claims to be against corruption.
Fayose alleged that some APC governorship aspirants had set N1 million each aside to purchase 2,000 delegates and other ones between N500,000 and N200,000 for at least 1,500 delegates.
He said; “If truly President Muhammadu Buhari is truly fighting corruption, anti-corruption agencies will have their searchlights beamed on the conduct of the APC primary election in Ekiti State, with a view to unravelling where the billions of naira cash being share left, right and center are coming from.
“Even those claiming to have integrity among them are saying on live radio programmes that they have enough cash to bribe delegates, this is ridiculous.”
Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the governor is concerned as it was alarming and questionable that a single aspirant plans to bribe over 2000 delegates.
He asked: “Were they keeping the money somewhere with the intention of using it to buy their party members that they have impoverished by ruining the country’s economy?
“If they spend over N5 billion just to get the party ticket, how much are they going to spend for the election proper? And where lies their claim to anti-corruption fight?”
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