The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose ,has raised the alarm over an alleged influx of questionable funds into the state ahead of the May 5 governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress.
He said genuine lovers of democracy should be worried that over N5 bn cash will be going into a mere primary election of a political party that claimed to be fighting corruption.
The governor, who spoke in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday , alleged that some of the APC governorship aspirants had earmarked N1 m each while others budgeted between N200, 000 and N500 , 000 for at least 1 , 500 delegates.
He said , “ One begins to wonder because as at today , in the build – up to the primary some are giving delegates N250 , 000 and they will still give each delegate N1 , 000, 000 during the primary.
“ The whole of last weekend , APC aspirants are busy spending money as if it were the general election. And if true , we are fighting corruption , why are we doing this?
“ The rate at which money is being moved in Ekiti and being spent now can compromise this election ahead of 2019 . The way and manner APC is compromising the people ahead of 2019 election are alarming.
“ You want to ask if they have 2700 delegates and they want to give each delegate . An aspirant giving N1 m each would be spending N1 . 5 bn on the primary on about 1500 delegates. This clearly shows that there is no corruption being fought. ”