Tuesday, June 3, 2014 7:01 pm
Ilorin – The PDP in Kwara has challenged the ruling APC in the state to publicly disclose the sources of funds it had been using to finance the party since its registration.
PDP Publicity Secretary, Chief Rex Olawoye, threw the challenge on Tuesday in a statement he issued in Ilorin.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PDP was reacting to a statement credited to Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, the state’s APC Publicity Secretary, accusing the PDP of organising a fund raising event in Abuja.
“We challenge the APC to tell the world the source(s) of the money it has been using to prosecute party activities over the past few months,” Olawoye said.
He also challenged the APC to disclose the source of the money it used to pay for the multi-million naira mansion on Peter Tokulola Street in Ilorin which the party recently acquired as secretariat.
He said the APC whose activities were being “sponsored and funded from public funds” had no right to criticise the PDP for raising funds for its campaign.
Olawoye said the PDP raised funds from well-to-do members of the party and public spirited members of the society.
NAN recalls that the APC in Kwara had accused members of the PDP in the state of playing lip service to the issue of ministerial slot for the state.
Buhari had alleged that instead of ensuring that the state’s slot in the Federal Executive Council was filled, the PDP was preoccupied with organising an event to raise N5 billion in Abuja.