N11bn refund: It’s arrant nonsense, says Audu
Ex-Kogi State Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate Prince Abubakar Audu has dismissed reports credited to the state chairman of the party that he would return N11billion to the state’s coffers if elected.
A visibly angry Audu told reporters at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja after a closed meeting with the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state wrote the report to discredit him.
Reports in online media quoted Kogi State APC Chairman, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo, of assuring the people that Prince Audu would return the over N11 billion he allegedly stole while in office, if re-elected.
Audu, who was confident of winning the election, said: “That is arrant nonsense. It is the PDP in Kogi State that is spreading the rumour and it will not help the members.”
He said the APC was going round the nooks and crannies spreading its gospel of change, adding that he was confident of winning.
Audu is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly misappropriating N11 billion of the state’s funds when he was the governor between 1999 and 2003.
But he denied the report, accusing the commission of window-shopping for a court to convict him. He added that the anti-graft agency took the case to about four courts without obtaining judgment.
Culled from The Nation http://thenationonlineng.net/n11b-refund-its-arrant-nonsense-says-audu/#