Akeredolu accused of plotting to use N7b slush fund to rig


The official mouthpiece of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate, Chief Olusola Oke, Olusola, Oke Campaign Committee(OOCC) has alerted President Muhammadu Buhari to alleged plot by the APC governorship candidate, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, to prosecute his electioneering campaign with slush fund.

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OOCC’s allegation was contained in statement released by the organisation where it alleged that some government officials have planned to release the sum of N7b to Akeredolu from N10b infrastructural contract slated for Owo community of the state to rig the November 26, 2016, governorship poll in the state.

The statement reads in part, “We want to appeal to President Buhari to be aware of what is being done by some members of his cabinet in their vaunted ambition to win this election at all costs and immediately arrest the situation. While we have been going round the state canvassing for votes from the people, they have remained in their offices boasting that they will use federal might to rig the election even if nobody votes for them.

“The APC members in Ondo have been preaching this strange gospel of rigging and we are now amazed by this latest antics to win the election with the award of a strange contract for a whopping N10 billion for Owo community where Akeredolu hails from with a view to releasing a whopping sum of N7 billion to him to make the rigging plan a reality.

“The pertinent question to ask now is, why a contract in Owo, which has one of the best road networks in Ondo State? Who approved this contract sum and why did it not go through due process that such contracts have to go through?

“We want to assure them that the people of Ondo State are watching them and the consequences of rigging election here await perpetrators. Winning election should not be a do-or-die affair.”

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