The Ekiti state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) on Wednesday night reacted to claims by Governor Ayo Fayose that some of its aspirants planned to monetise Saturday’s governorship primary, describing that claim as figment of his imagination.
The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the party, through its State Publicity Secretary, Chief Taiwo Olatunbosun said what the governor had just displayed by raising “false alarm” was a sign that he was afraid of an impending loss by his party in the July gubernatorial election.
Olatunbosun said,”Fayose is frustrated and jittery, let him mind his business. He is not a member of our party so I don’t know where he is picking his information from.
”APC is not like his own party, the Peoples Democratic Party that has stolen our commonwealth and plunged the nation into a state of coma
“Yes, we will mobilise our members for the primary but the allegation that we are sharing that kind of money by the governor is laughable
” We will do everything that is right and within the constitution to send him out of the Government House, so let him start packing.
“No amount of blackmail will stop or derail us. The Ekiti people are set for the APC and we will make sure we produce a candidate that is acceptable to the people.”
At a press conference earlier on Wednesday, Fayose raised the alarm over an alleged movement of heavy cash into the state by some unidentified aspirants of the APC.
Fayose claimed that one particular aspirant gave each delegate N250,000, and another gave N500,000, with a promise to offer them N1 Million each on Saturday, the day of the party’s primary.
The governor, however, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other relevant agencies to beam their searchlight into the alleged monetisation of the electoral processes in the state and avoid a repeat of same scenario when it comes to the gubernatorial election proper.