The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, has demanded that its former Presidential Candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, returns all the money generated during her short stay in the party, or risk legal action.
The National Chairman of the party, Ganiyu Galadima, said that the party rejected the defense made by Ezekwesili, who had accused the leadership of the party of greed and desperation for money.
At a Press Conference, in Abuja, Galadima told the former Education Minister, that a political party is different from a charity organisation, or the #BringBackOurGirls movement.
He said: “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 does not, we may be compelled to go to court.”
Galadima claimed that from all indications, Ezekwesili did not have capacity to contest the 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 does not, we may be compelled to go to court, to seek for order of mandamus.”