APC in Edo State has accused members of the PDP of diverting rice meant for the state by the campaign organisation of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The party threatened to take evidence of the diverted rice which indicated how the sticker of the aspirant was super-imposed on the sack of the 2KG rice while under it was the map of Nigeria with the inscription “Feed Nigeria Campaign 2015”, to EFCC, and the Presidency for probe.
Some leaders of the PDP, led by Okharedia Ihimekpen, had last week, alleged that the governorship aspirant seized the rice meant for PDP members during Jonathan’s presidential campaign and shared it to his supporters last Christmas.
They urged the EFCC and the Presidency to investigate the matter, adding that they also diverted funds meant for the Jonathan’s election campaign.
However, the state PDP, through Mr Chris Nehikhare, described the allegation as untrue, insisting that none of its governorship aspirants diverted rice meant for Jonathan’s campaign in the state.
The APC in the state through its state Publicity Secretary, Godwin Erhahon, while displaying the rice to journalists, 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.”