The All Progressive Congress APC, Ekiti Chapter, has allegedly indicted Governor Ayodele Fayose in the $2.1b arms deal scandal, as it claimed that the governor collected N1.4bn from the slush fund from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), to fund the June 21 governorship election in the state.
According to the ruling party, Fayose must give account on how much he got from the N1.4 billion allegedly collected from the Office of the NSA to prosecute the controversial Ekiti gubernatorial election of June 2014.
The statement read: “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.”
“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.,”
Fayose is yet to comment on these allegations.