FG Allegedly Moves N18b Cash To Ekiti To Bribe Electorates
The Director of Media and Publicity to Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), Mr. Lere Olayinka has alleged that the federal government moved N18 billion cash to Ekiti State ahead of the upcoming governorship election on Saturday.
Mr. Olayinka made the disclosure in a statement he personally signed, saying he has “pictorial evidence” of the cash movement.
According to him, the humongous cash was moved through Akure Airport via a chattered flight last week Saturday.
The cash will later be ferried to their destinations using two bullion vehicles.
“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.
“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“It was withdrawn immediately and moved with a private jet to Akure.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 N18 billion) was taken from the $321 million recovered from the late Abacha family.”
He, rhetorically, questioned how a government that claimed to be fighting corruption release billions of naira from the public coffers for the governorship election of a single State.
He, therefore, called on Nigerians to note this alleged wanton looting of public fund by the APC government to fund election of its members.
He, meanwhile, warned Fayemi and his APC that the conscience of the people of Ekiti cannot be purchased and called “on the people of Ekiti to resist the planned use of stolen fund to buy their votes of Saturday”.
Lastly, he also alerted “the public of the intimidation and harassment of PDP members by men of the DSS and policemen”, saying that “no amount of intimidation will scare our people away from the polling units where they will vote for the PDP”.
Olayinka expressed confidence that the people of Ekiti are behind them and are more than ready to give their candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka their votes on Saturday.