Amaechi Mrakpor, a member representing Aniocha/Oshimili constituency in Delta State, has alleged that Ndudi Elumelu shared $1500 in the Peoples Democratic Party primary for the constituency.
AN24 reports that Elumelu won the election which was held on Wednesday in Asaba but Mrakpor has accused him of spending more than N100000 for the primary as instructed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Reacting to the outcome of the poll, Mrakpor accused Elumelu of inducing voters and violating Okowa’s order.
Her words: “On the night of October 1, some delegates from my local government informed me that Elumelu was giving delegates $1,500,” she said.
“I didn’t quite believe it because, before then, the governor had announced that no aspirant should give any delegate more than N100,000 for their accommodation, transport, and feeding.
“That was the briefing we got and I got ready with N100,000 each. But by the night of October 1, I received a phone call that Elumelu was giving out $1,500 or N550,000 and I confirmed it.”
According to her, after Elumelu voted, “he came back and started campaigning to the delegates while voting was going on.
“After that, he brought out a Ghana-must-go bag and started sharing jollof rice and chicken and nobody cautioned him.
“I was trying to be obedient. He shared about $800,000, and just yesterday morning, he went out again to share another ‘dollars for breakfast’ to the delegates. Nobody stopped him.”
Meanwhile, Elumelu campaign organization, has, however, denied the allegations and asked Mrakpor to support Elumelu in the race to the National Assembly.
AN24 learned that the Delta state governor wanted to reschedule the election since his “anointed candidate” lost but got a call from Ndudi’s elder brother and chairman of United Bank for Africa Tony Elumelu to drop the idea.