- The PDP has denied the allegation that Governor Udom Emmanuel donated N5 billion to support the party during Ekiti election
- APC in Akwa Ibom had earlier alleged that the governor donated the money to woo electorates in Ekiti
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Akwa Ibom state has denied an allegation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Governor Udom Emmanuel donated N5 billion to support his party in the Saturday, July 14, governorship election in Ekiti.
The APC in Uyo, led by Chief Ini Okopido, had earlier claimed that the governor donated the huge sum to woo electorates to vote for PDP candidate, Olusola Kolapo Eleka, in the just concluded election in Ekiti.
Vanguard reports that the publicity secretary of PDP in the state, Ini Ememobong, in a statement on Monday, July 16, in Uyo, dismissed the allegation and described it as “a concoction of lies, fabricated by those still nursing the pains of having lost the 2015 elections to the ruling PDP.”
Ememobong said the allegation by APC is totally unsubstantiated and practically impossible, and enjoined Akwa Ibom people to ignore the wild alarm, assuring that Governor Emmanuel has been prudent in the management of the state resources.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the national chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Sunday, July 15, urged Nigerians who believe in democracy not to be deterred by the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti.
Secondus, in a statement by his special adviser on media, Ike Abonyi, on Sunday in Abuja, said the result of the poll would not stand the test of the Almighty.
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