The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has alleged that part of the $2.1bn meant for the procurement of arms was used in helping Governor Ayodele Fayose to win the June 21 governorship poll.
The party challenged the Governor to explain how much he got from the N1.4bn allegedly collected from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, by a former minister from the South-west, to prosecute the last Ekiti gubernatorial election.
Making this call in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun yesterday, the party said it was clear that Fayose collected part of the arms cash that was diverted by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), to prosecute the last governorship election in the state.
According to the party, “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.
“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 the 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 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who released the soft copies of sensitive materials to Fayose to enable him have advantage over other candidates.”
Speaking further, Olatunbosun said: “It is curious that when a newspaper reported that N1.4billion was traced to a former minister to prosecute Ekiti and Osun elections, it was the same time the said minister sneaked out of the country to pursue further education while his accomplice, Governor Fayose, also travelled out about the same time.
“We are demanding that 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.”
While noting that the party was aware that the governor had become paranoid and jittery since the newspaper reported about the amount traced to the former minister, the Publicity Secretary stressed that the development had confirmed the party’s earlier alarm that Fayose was a major beneficiary of the arms cash diversion scam.
He further stated that all those who shared the arms money, which resulted in the deaths of soldiers should be investigated and prosecuted.
Culled from: http://dailypost.ng/2016/01/01/apc-accuses-fayose-of-winning-election-with-2bn-arms-money/