‘Political Parties Offered Ogun AA N500m To Step Down’


‘Political Parties Offered Ogun AA N500m To Step Down’


The Action Alliance in Ogun State has said that political parties in the state offered the leadership of the party the sum of N500million to collapse its structure for them.

The governorship candidate of the party, Dr. Samuel Adeyemi, said the offer was rejected, saying the party had structures in all the 236 wards in the state

He disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at the party secretariat in Abeokuta.

Adeyemi who did not disclose the identity of the political parties, said the party was in the race to win the election in the state.

He said, “We have people who approached us, I won’t mention names, but it happened on August 11. They (the opposition parties) were here at our secretariat, I won’t say more than that, and the amount (they offered) is between N200m and N500m, but we rejected it and they went home disappointed.

“If we are here for money, we would have collected it and disappeared but we have to show them that we are not here to show and disappear. We mean business.

“As a politician, if I want to go far, almost everybody offered us money, apart from the sitting government; almost everybody, I won’t say more than that.

“We have structure in all the 236 wards in this state, and by the time INEC releases the list of party agents that they just recently uploaded, we must be between the first three of the highest holder of the polling units.”

Adeyemi added that his administration would finance the state budget’s investment in cocoa farming.

Earlier in his address, the party leader, Dapo Adeyemi, described the party as a third force in the state.

He said the party contested in the local government elections and polled  numbers though it won none of the positions.