‘I did not receive N750m from APC’ – Fela Durotoye

‘I did not receive N750m from APC’ – Fela Durotoye

Fela Durotoye, a 2019 presidential candidate below the Alliance for New Nigeria has reacted to experiences which alleged that “APC deployed 1.3billion Naira to cease Hashim as Fela Durotoye received N750m to separate ANN”.

The article additional alleged that situations for his receiving the cash acknowledged that after his marketing campaign would have gained important momentum, he would step down for the present vice-president.

Reacting to the story, Fela Durotoye took to Instagram to challenge an announcement saying, ‘my preliminary response was to think about this piece of pretend information to be a crass joke and ignore it, understanding totally nicely that that is completely FALSE and there’s no iota of reality in it, however realizing that we dwell in a technology the place no matter tendencies on social media can typically be mistaken as reality, I felt it will be essential to be clear on this matter.

See the remainder of his assertion beneath…

For the avoidance of doubt, I’ve by no means been supplied nor have I ever obtained any cash from any political social gathering, curiosity teams or non secular our bodies. I’ve additionally heard rumors that my marketing campaign has additionally obtained funds from the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), which can be completely unfaithful. 

Our marketing campaign has relied on donations from on a regular basis Nigerians, paid right into a single account of The Fela Durotoye Assist Initiative. I’m NOT a signatory to this account, have by no means taken nor utilized a kobo for any private bills & we now have been very clear and devoted in the usage of these sources which have been donated by the sacrifice of a whole bunch of people that consider in our mission to delivery a New Nigeria.

Secondly, could I as soon as once more make clear that I’ve NEVER been a member of any political social gathering previous to becoming a member of the Alliance for New Nigeria on the 22nd of February, 2018, nor have I ever supported or been related to any political social gathering, significantly, the All Progressive Congress (APC).

These allegations are pushed by the marketing campaign organisation of a former aspirant & member of the social gathering, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo Hashim (former Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the PDP) who formally withdrew from the race, on Friday, 28th September 2018, simply in the future to the Primaries. 

I had earlier been attacked by the Marketing campaign Director Common of his group, claiming I’m a pawn for the APC.

Actually, my consideration had earlier been drawn to an announcement credited to the Gbenga Olawepo – Hashim Presidential marketing campaign group dated September 28, 2018 and signed by its Director Common, Rt. Hon. Terseer Tsumba which acknowledged {that a} “sure Presidential aspirant is fronting for some highly effective pursuits within the All Progressive Congress (APC) to destabilize the Alliance for New Nigeria”

Being the one different Presidential Aspirant aside from Mr. Hashim on our nice social gathering, it was subsequently necessary that I responded to those false & deceptive allegations. 

Due to this fact, on the identical day (28th September 2018), I formally wrote to the Chairman of the social gathering (Mr Emmanuel Dania) and copied the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (Dr. Nkata Chuku) addressing these allegations.

I’ve at all times maintained a civil and cordial relationship with Mr. Hashim and had twice earlier instructed him that if he gained the social gathering primaries in a free & honest method, I’d respect the desires of our social gathering delegates and subsequently proceed to help our social gathering ANN and throw my weight behind his candidacy.

Apparently, after I requested Mr. Hashim if he would do the identical for me & help my candidacy if I gained the elections, he merely replied that if he wasn’t assured of a win on the primaries, he’ll “decide out of the race”. The reality be instructed … I at all times knew that the political institution would play soiled, however I’ve & will persistently uphold my Core Values and run a clear marketing campaign; freed from mudslinging & private assaults. 

Actually, I’ve been criticized for by no means attacking people or political rivals. 

To be clear, my focus has by no means been about producing sound bites that development or making character assassinations. Certainly, I’ve centered each considered one of my statements & posts on constructing a New Nigeria and uniting all Nigerians.

I’ve persistently proven respect to all different aspirants on this race and have inspired us all to have higher collaboration and NOT bitter competitors between aspirants whether or not we’re in the identical social gathering or operating on totally different social gathering platforms.

I’ve at all times believed that we’re all operating for a New Nigeria and that’s all that issues. My social media platforms will show this.

So for the report, I’ve NEVER obtained any cash from any political social gathering and I by no means will. 

I’m not fronting for any candidate or social gathering nor will I ever. 
I intend to run this race and together with your assist, I intend to win the Presidency of our nice nation and to guide the workforce that can ship Good Governance required for us all to construct a New Nigeria.

As I’ve performed in occasions previous, I ask that earlier than you consider or share pretend information, please log on, perform some research and ask arduous questions. 
The web by no means forgets.

Please do not forget that what TRENDS and what’s TRUE are sometimes two various things.  Tendencies come and go, however the reality will at all times outlast tendencies, regardless of how lengthy it takes. So search the reality as you see the tendencies.

God bless you and will God bless The Federal Republic of Nigeria.


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