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Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Ekiti State has written a protest letter to the National Secretariat of the party complaining bitterly about campaign funds said to kept in a private account.
In the protest letter addressed to the PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, the PDP members under the eagies of Ekiti PDP Election Stakeholders accused the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose of ‘privatizing’ about 10 billion naira donated by several leaders of the PDP across the 36 states of the Federation. A copy of the letter was made available to our correspondent.
The leaders said Mr Fayose personally invited all PDP stakeholders to a meeting where he said that he had raised 8 billion naira. “That was last week Tuesday. We met again at his house in Afao this weekend and he said he had raised 10billion. Yet, the funds were not released,” the group said in the letter.
Chief James Faleye, Mr Oluwole Oguntuase and 14 others signed the letter.
The group said contrary to Mr Fayose’s open statements against the All Progressives Congress, (APC) all his actions indicate that he does not want the PDP to win the election..
The group said vehicles and motorcycles expected to be bought for the campaign since two months ago have not been bought even though the contract was given to his son.
“We have waited this long. We have met the Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose. We have written personal letters to the Governor. We have done everthing possible. He has refused to bulge. Out of the 10billion, less than 300 million has been disbursed to party leaders, publicity and for campaign materials and logistics. This is about five days to the election. If care is not taken, PDP will lose the Ekiti election”, the petition was signed by 16 party leaders from the 16 local governments of Ekiti State.
The group said that instead of releasing the funds, Mr Fayose has been buying private properties in the Middle East and the Seychelles.
“He, Mr Fayose has been buying fleet of cars in Nigeria ans in Ghana and several houses in Seychelles. He is behaving as if he has no stake in the election. Even the Governorship candidate of the PDP in Ekiti State, Dr Olusola Elenka has no access to funds. He has to beg and prostrate before a paltry 220 million was given to him.Apart from that money an the one for the campaigns, no funds have been disbursed. This is quite unacceptable. Mr Fayose is leading the PDP to its Waterloo, ” the group stated.
The group said it was compelled to write the protest letter after Mr Fayose told them at the after meeting that if he loses the election life must continue that that he was appealing to the party leaders to take any loss with calm even when the election was yet to be conducted.

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