Return our money or face legal action, ACPN warns Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has asked its former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, to return all money generated during her short stint with the party.

National Chairman of the party, Ganiyu Galadima, who was also her running mate, said in a news conference on Thursday that the party was not satisfied with the accounts she gave.

Mrs Ezekwesili officially dumped the ACPN on Monday in a press conference in Abuja.

Mr Galadima said Ezekwesili only put in N100,000 for her expression of interest form instead of the original fee of N500,000.

“For somebody who want to contest for presidency, all you could generate for period of three months was just N43 million and spent everything by herself. She could not even disclose to the party the sources of the fund and how much she was able to generate.

“We wanted to know the full disclosure of all the accounts she opened because when you look at the statement she made available there are four different accounts which we didn’t know anything about.

“Look at Omoyele Sowore, he publicly disclosed on a national TV recently that his campaign has been about to generate about N99 million with the party. In addition, he has also told the world how this money could be traced.

“So why is there no transparency in madam Ezekwesili’s project? That is the bone of contention.

“We are rejecting everything she submitted in entirety, we wanted to know all the content of the accounts and see the accounts because at the end of the day it is not the presidential candidate that INEC will hold responsible according to the law but the party, and whatever any candidate generated for his or her campaign belong 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 to seek for order of Mandamus,” the party said.