Former chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, has disclosed that their ‘political romance’ with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last presidential election, did not yield the party any kobo.
The party chieftain was reacting to the reports that some other political parties including the Social Democratic Party, SDP and Accord Party, collected N100 million each to support the PDP during the presidential election.
According to him, nobody collected a kobo on behalf of APGA for the support given the PDP in the last presidential election.
Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, Umeh, the party’s senatorial candidate in the forthcoming Anambra Central re-run election ruled out the participation of the immediate past senator, Uche Ekwunife in the election, noting that she cannot participate in the same election on the platform of two different political parties.
He said, “We didn’t get into that arrangement because of monetary benefit. Not a kobo was given to anybody or APGA. Some people think that APGA, being a robust supporter of President Jonathan more than the SDP and Accord Party, which got N100 million each, then we must have got more, but I am so happy that I didn’t entangle myself in such thing.
“It would have been an opportunity for those who are worried that I am contesting the senatorial election to come and pick me up and dump me at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, cell.”