Youths in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ekiti State, under the aegis of Ekiti APC Youths Congress (EAYC) have demanded explanations from the Senator representing Ekiti Central, Babafemi Ojudu and former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin over the whereabouts of the N250 million allegedly collected for the impeachment of Governor Ayodele Fayose and his deputy, Dr Olusola Eleka and another N200 million allegedly released for the April 11 House of Assembly election.
The youths accused Ojudu of polarising the party in the State by sponsoring another dissident group within the party called APC Action Group.
The APC youths in a press statement issued on Wednesday and jointly signed by Mr Tope Ogunkuade and Comrade Tunji Adeleye, Convener and Secretary respectively, blamed the activities of Ojudu and Omirin for
the party’s woeful performance in the April 11 House of Assembly
“By running after Governor Fayose with impeachment despite that the people were openly against it, they created public sympathy for Fayose and hatred for the APC.
“The truth is that Ojudu and Omirin’s desperate ambition to be Governor and Acting Governor respectively made our party to lose the House of Assembly election woefully and we wish to warn the duo of Ojudu and Omirin to stop trading with our party,” EAYC said.
While demanding explanations on the spending of a sum of N250 million allegedly received to prosecute Governor Fayose’s impeachment and another N200 million for the House of Assembly election, the APC said it had become Ojudu’s habit to rake fund on behalf of the party and pocket the fund.
Said the youths; “We read it online that N250 million was collected by Ojudu for the Fayose’s impeachment project and we can’t doubt this because we know how much he (Ojudu) made from Fayose’s impeachment in 2006.
“It was from the proceeds of Fayose’s impeachment project in 2006 and Dr Kayode Fayemi’s rerun election of 2009 that Ojudu built his house in Ado-Ekiti.
“This time around, Ojudu must tell us how much he has collected on the Fayose’s impeachment that he is championing and we must also tell him in clear terms that he should bury his thought of becoming Ekiti state governor because if his likes had not worked against Fayemi’s reelection, APC would have retained the State.”