2019: Sowore Accuses APC, PDP of Spending Beyond N1bn Mark at Primaries

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Omoyele Sowore, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of already spending beyond the threshold for presidential election.

During an appearance on Channels Television political programme, Sunday Politics, Sowore alleged that the parties went beyond the threshold for the election during their primaries and accused them of not being transparent with how they spend money.

“They have already spent a billion naira during primaries, or more,” the 47-year-old presidential hopeful claimed.

“What they spent in Port Harcourt alone was $25 million in one day. All the Bureau de Change operators in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja all relocated to Port Harcourt.”

Countered on the veracity of his claims, Sowore insisted that they were facts and not mere allegations.

“I am an investigative reporter before I came into this job of running for office and I can tell you that they are not allegations. They are proven, we have evidence of them doing it (and) they haven’t disputed them by the way.”

“You know that governors are stealing from their states to buy campaign vehicles; otherwise, let them tell us – the APC and PDP how they are raising funds for the election because none of them has done any funder raiser known to anybody since we started the election circle,” Sowore added.

The presidential candidate then explained how his campaign group was raising funds to finance his ambition of becoming president in 2019.

He said they opened an account with a commercial bank in the country where they have raised about N39 million, as well as a crowdfunding platform where they have raised more than $103,000.


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