APC Says Flagbearer Audu Will Return N11 Billion Loot If Elected Kogi...

APC Says Flagbearer Audu Will Return N11 Billion Loot If Elected Kogi Governor

By Wires | The Trent on October 4, 2015
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FILE: The late Prince Audu Abubakar, former governor of Kogi State and All Progressives Congress candidate for governor pictured during a campaign rally
L-R: National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Kogi State, Audu Abubakar, an unidentified member of the APC and Chief Bisi Akande one of the leaders of the APC during a meeting with President Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari before the May 29 inauguration

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State Chapter Alhaji Hadi Ametuo has appealed to Kogi State citizens to elect his party’s gubernatorial candidate Prince Abubakar Audu promising that the N11 billion allegedly embezzled by the former governor while in office will be returned to the state.

Ametuo made the appeal while addressing newsmen after the Eid el-Kabir 2015 prayers. He rated Prince Audu Abubakar’s first term in the office more than the current government of Capt. Idris Wada. He said that Prince Abubakar Audu deserves the votes of the people of Kogi state due to his experience and achievements in his first time at the Lugard House.

While responding to questions from the press men regarding Audu’s N11 billion naira EFCC case, he said

“Nobody is a saint. No governor can claim he has not done any malpractice or stolen anything during his time in the office, we heard of Saraki case, even Tinubu is being accused of stolen funds but the truth is that Prince Abubakar Audu has pledged to return the money to the Kogi treasury when he gets elected on the November 21st, yes he will return the N11 billion naira or even more than that and that will add to the Kogi economy.”

Prince Abubakar Audu is being prosecuted by the EFCC for misappropriating N11 billion of the states’s funds while he was governor between 1999 and 2003.

The EFCC is prosecuting Prince Audu Abubakar and his co-accused for offences bordering on criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of public funds to tune of N10,965,837,040 (Ten billion, Nine hundred and Sixty Five Million, Eight Hundred and Thirty Seven Thousand and Forty Naira) they were arraigned on March 18, 2013 on a 36-count charge.

Asked if he is aware of the sufferings and deaths the stolen funds has brought to the people of Kogi State, he said, they will not have to suffer any more if they elect Audu on November 21, 2015.

(via Kogi Reports)

9 COMMENTS

  1. A lot of questions, so if audu is not reelected he will not return the loots, if reelected, will he use the state money to pay for the loots again, or his salaries? The APC member that uttered this rubbish should even be stoned in the first place, talking to people as if they are fools, PMB should not partake in this, let him return the loot first, be cleared and contest, lunatics.

  2. In a sane and decent society the man who made this depraved statement will be locked up and the keys thrown away but not in Nigeria where rogues and public funds looters are celebrated and given national honours

  3. It very shameful and disgrace. Why are people fooling themselves? Let him return the money before seeking for another office position. Nigeria is very rich and wicked people and heartless people don’t want their people to see light. Will God not going to send his judgment upon them? People should wake up and stop harboring those wicked souls.

  4. If the people who have suffered at that period of his reign still deem it okay to pick him for another tenure then, they have started digging they graves themselves.

  5. APC wants Prince Audu to go back into office and Continue the stealing he once started. This is why GEJ said we should call a thief a thief and stop using corruption, APC should tell us why they want a thief to be the Governor of Kogi State.

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