ALL PROGRESSIVES Congress, APC, has condemned the statement attributed to Governor Ayodele Fayose alleging that some looters were hiding stolen funds in Aso Villa, Abuja. It said no amount of blackmail would derail the anti-graft war being waged by the party at the federal level. The APC said Fayose’s tantrums against President Muhammadu Buhari was geared toward shielding members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from being made to account for the money they allegedly looted under former President  Goodluck Jonathan-led government. Deputy Chairman of the party in Ekiti State, Mrs Kemi Olaleye, said this in Ado- Ekiti, yesterday, while receiving some gift items from a governorship aspirant, Engr Kayode Ojo, at the party’s secretariat. Fayose, had on Monday accused some Buhari’s confidants and top members of the APC of stocking looted funds in Aso Villa, describing this scenario as selective and provocative. Olaleye, who described Fayose’s allegation as baseless and spurious, said:  “Ordinarily, I would not have dignified Governor Fayose with a response, but for the purpose of clarity, his noise was targeted at derailing the war against corruption. “How can Fayose accuse anybody of corruption? In Ekiti State, he is the finance commissioner, the accountant-general, in fact, he is acting like all-in-all. He is corrupt himself and afraid of being dealt with after leaving office, hence his resort to blackmail and diversionary tactics. “We are solidly behind Buhari in his war against corruption.  Nothing can derail our fight against corruption, because we are determined to deal with corruption squarely. So, this is just a noise to distract the president”, she stated.

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