The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), in Kwara State, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa has hit back at Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq over the campaign funds received by the governor on behalf of the party from the APC National Headquarters in 2019 general elections.
Bolarinwa made the allegations through a phone conversation with media men on Sunday in Ilorin said the governor collected the sum of one billion naira from the APC National Headquarters for the execution of 2019 general elections in the state.
He maintained that the governor has told the world the truth that he did not fund the campaign of the party, adding that the governor had contacted for the approval of the campaign structure headed by the Senatorial Chairman of APC in Kwara North Senatorial district, Chief Sunday Oyebiyi.
He explained that the governor himself nominated architect Kale Belgore to be on the campaign team, disclosing that the report of the committee was sent to him through his nominee but he decided turned his back at the party.
“We were desperate to win the election and change the status quo in the state. We approached Alhaji Lai Mohammed and it was the minister who funded the campaign of the party for the 2019 elections including the presidential campaign.” He maintained
On the allegation over the first tranche of the campaign fund received from the APC National Headquarters by the governor on behalf of the party, which he claimed the of being innocent,
He said: “Let me state for prosterity sake, I think the governor need to explain to the general public and the overwhelming supporters of our great party on how he spent the sum of one billion naira received solely by him on behalf of the party in a bid to execute the 2019 general elections.”
“Governor AbdulRazaq collected the money, warehoused it and didn’t carry us, the party executives along which I’m the Chairman”.
It will be recalled that a former Vice Chairman of the APC in the North and Central had said that the erstwhile National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole had given N1 billion Naira each to states the party desired to win in 2019.
He listed that Kwara, Delta, River and other states that were then in the opposition among the states that the APC earmarked and disbursed slot funds.