The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has challenged Governor Ayodele Fayose to tell the people of the state how much he got from the N1.4 billion allegedly collected from the Office of the National Security Adviser by a former minister from the South-West to prosecute the Ekiti governorship election of June 2014.
A statement by the Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, quoted the party to have said it was clear that Fayose collected part of the arms cash that was mindlessly diverted by former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
“We are aware that Fayose at that time acquired a N750 million building in a choice area of Abuja from the proceeds of this fund,” the APC said.
“We are equally aware that Fayose submitted a bill of N30 billion to the then President Goodluck Jonathan as the amount he would require to unseat then Governor Kayode Fayemi.
“A certain amount was approved for the project out of which the soldiers, who were used to rig the election, were paid as well as INEC officials who released the soft copies of sensitive materials to Fayose to enable him have advantage over other candidates,” Olatunbosun explained.
“We are demanding that Governor Fayose should come out and tell Ekiti people how much he received from the Armsgate money and the property he acquired with the fund while we also call on the EFCC to beam its searchlight on Fayose to know how much is traceable to him and a governor in a neighbouring state who coordinated the disbursements of the funds with which the Ekiti election was rigged with the connivance of the military,” Adelusi said.
However, in a swift response, Fayose, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi said if the APC is sure of what it is saying and has a very clear evidence, it should submit it to the EFCC instead of making noise about.
“Let it be known to the APC that nothing can stop Governor Ayo Fayose from criticizing the misrule and archaic policies of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Fayose is prepared more than ever before to continue to represent the voiceless Nigerians and we cannot watch it and allow Buhari to turn Nigeria into a fascist state.”