A Board of Trustee member of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has given reasons why the EFCC may not probe the source of President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign funds.
Chief Austine Edeze, who hailed from the South-Eastern part of the country said there has been no indication that their party funded its campaign from public fund released for particular purposes like the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that buffeted on funds earmarked for arms purchase for the military.
“Not all campaign funds must be probed; not all campaign funds were illegally amassed. The probe is not because it was campaign fund; it’s because you have taken the money from where you shouldn’t. If you have stolen the money meant to fight insurgency or earmarked for another government project, then you should account for it. So, those being probed are being probed for stealing, not because they spent campaign fund,” he said.
“And if you use money from a legitimate source, it would not be probed for the mere fact that it is campaign fund. The issue is the source of the fund, not because it was campaign fund. If the APC got their own campaign funds from legitimate sources, then nothing makes it criminal, because it was used for campaign,” he added.