APC asks Fayose to clarify role in alleged N650m Abuja land deal
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has challenged Governor Ayodele Fayose to explain how he got N650 million to purchase a land in Abuja allegedly transferred to the retired Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Vice Marshal Alex Badeh, currently facing trial over alleged misappropriation of defence vote.
The party said the governor’s response has become imperative following his refusal to declare his assets publicly, including allegations of fraud raised against him.
APC claimed that a witness in Badeh’s trial on Monday, at a Federal High Court, Abuja allegedly testified that the governor was the owner of a N650 million land that had variously changed hands before being finally acquired by the immediate past CDS.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti by its Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said Ekiti people would want to know the details of the governor’s properties and how he acquired them in the face of “several allegations of illegal fund transfers, including the $35 million he allegedly got from the Office of the National Security Adviser to prosecute his election in what is now known as Ekitigate.
But in a swift yesterday, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Idowu Adelusi, advised the APC to present any evidence against his principal to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC.)