Former Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Friday denied an allegation that he donated N1.5billion to the campaign fund of General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
A statement by his media aide, Yinka Oyebode, quoted Fayemi as saying that the allegation emanated from some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party -led administration in Ekiti State.
According to the statement, the masterminds of the lies, had in their desperate bid to discredit Fayemi and Buhari alleged that the donation was purportedly made via a cheque of Barclays Bank branch in Accra, Ghana.
Consequently, he said the allegation, which started as a syndicated SMS, was later broadcast on the state radio and television.
“It is important to place on record that Dr. Fayemi does not have any account with any Barclays Bank in any part of the world, hence the issue of the donation does not arise. The masterminds of this wicked lie, in their desperation failed to take cognisance of the fact that no bank in Ghana (in line with the country’s law) can effect the transfer of N1.5billion (equivalent of $10million) under any condition”
“This is purely the handiwork of the PDP and its faceless writers and purveyors of lies. And if it was designed to discredit Dr Fayemi , General Buhari and the APC as a party, then it has failed woefully. It just didn’t add up,” the statement said.