The Action Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) said it may have to drag its former presidential aspirant Dr Mrs Oby Ezekwesili,if she fails to return the alleged N43m generated during her short stay in the party.
This was openly stated during a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, by the party’s national chairman,Ganiyu Galadima.
Galadima,dismissing the claim of Ezekwesili,that the party was greedy,and desperate for money,added that the Ex Education Minister,should plainly know that a political party differs from a charity organisation.
In his words “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”
“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.”