Edo APC To Petition EFCC, Presidency Over Jonathan’s Campaign Rice

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The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Presidency over the alleged diversion of rice meant for the state by the campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan by one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

The party is calling for the probe of the PDP aspirant, vowing to take evidence of the rice which they said indicated how the sticker of the aspirant was used to replace the original inscription on the 2KG rice with the words “Feed Nigeria Campaign 2015.”


Last week, some leaders of the PDP, led by Okharedia Ihimekpen alleged that one of the governorship aspirants in its fold  seized the rice meant for PDP members in the state during Jonathan’s presidential campaign and shared it to his supporters this Christmas.

They urged the EFCC and the Presidency to probe the matter, adding that the same situation occurred in the past when funds meant for the Jonathan’s election were embezzled.

In a swift reaction, the state PDP, through Mr Chris Nehikhare, described the allegation as false, insisting that none of its governorship aspirants diverted any rice, Vanguard reports.

Meanwhile, the APC in the state through its publicity secretary, Godwin Erhahon, displayed the rice to journalists, saying the PDP members who were denied the rice brought it to him.

Displaying the rice to press men and women, Erhahon said: “You can see that originally, what was written on the sack was Feed Nigeria Campaign 2015. But the aspirant super-imposed his campaign sticker on it. Can somebody who is running for governorship write ‘Feed Nigeria Campaign’ in the rice he wants to share to his supporters? No. Rather, it should have been feed Edo State.” 


Meanwhile, there is tension in the Edo APC following Governor Adams , chairman of the Economic Team of Edo State Government as his preferred candidate to replace him as governor.

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