ACPN Threatens To Sue Ezekwesili Over Campaign Funds

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The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has threatened to drag Obiageli Ezekwesili to court over money generated for her campaign. 

Ganiyu Galadima, the National Chairman of the party, said any money she generated during her campaign belongs to the party. He stated that the former party member did not know te difference between a political party and a charity setup such as the #BringBackOurGirls movement. 

 “So, we wanted to know all the contents of the accounts and see the accounts because at the end of the day, it is not the presidential candidate that the Independent National Electoral Commission will hold responsible, but the party, and whatever any candidate generated for his or her campaign belongs to the party.

“We are expecting that she will respond at the appropriate time but if she doesn’t, we may be compelled to go to court,” he said at a press conference on Thursday. 

Galadima claimed that from all indications, Ezekwesili did not have capacity to contest a presidential election.

He said, “For somebody who wants to contest for the presidency, all you could generate for period of three months was just N43 million and she spent everything. She did not disclose the sources of the fund and how much she generated.

“Look at Omoyele Sowore, he publicly disclosed on a national TV recently that his campaign and the party had been able to generate N99 million. In addition, he also told the world how the money could be traced.

“So why is there no transparency in Madam Ezekwesili’s project? That is the bone of contention. .

“We are expecting that she will respond at the appropriate time but if she doesn’t, we may be compelled to go to court to seek for order of Mandamus.”

Ezekwesili had announced her withdrawal from the presidential race after accusing her party of having a different agenda. 

 

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