Mr Adolphus Ude, a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, has filed a suit against APC’s state chairman, Mr Ugochukwu Agballa, and its governorship candidate, Mr Uche Nnaji, at an Enugu State High Court over allegations of N1.7 billion fraud.
The suit has APC, Agballa and Nnaji as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively.
Ude is the leader of the Concerned Enugu APC Members. He claimed in the suit that the state chapter of APC raised a sum of N786 million from the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms. According to him, Agballa and Nnaji are yet to give accounts of the sum.
He also alleged that the state chapter of the party realised an additional $1,351,000 from consultations and logistics from presidential aspirants, which the duo failed to render the accounts.
Quoting him, “Since Nnaji was nominated as the governorship candidate of the party, he has connived with Agballa to misappropriate the funds of the party and run the affairs of the party with impunity.”
He further alleged that Agballa and Nnaji misappropriated the $1.5million given to the APC, Enugu State, as delegates’ allowances and have failed to pay the money to the delegates.
Udeh prayed the court to compel Agballa and Nnaji to “render and publish a detailed account of the amount realised by the APC in Enugu State from the issuance and purchase of expression of interest and nomination forms by governorship aspirants of the party in Enugu”.
Aside that, the complainant prayed the court to order the defenders to publish a detailed account of the use and proof of disbursement of the sum of $1.5million released by the 1st defendant, APC, for the payment of allowances of the 1st defendant’s delegates from Enugu State to the national convention and presidential primary election of the 1st defendant.