Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a House of Representatives hopeful on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Matthias Efe Olowu, wants the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to help unravel the whereabouts of a N1.5m bank draft issued in favour of APGA for the purchase of an expression of interest and nomination forms to the Ughelli/Udu Federal Constituency of Delta State.

In a petition addressed to the anti-graft commission titled, ‘ Alleged Corruption, Criminal Breach of Trust and Conversion of N1.5m Bank Draft by Mr. John Enakireru,” the petitioner said, “I bought the form for the House of Reps, paid to the party. The purpose of this bank draft is for my nomination and expression of interest forms.

“As I speak with you up now, I have not seen any form meaning that even my participation in the primaries was illegal. I went to the Delta Central Chairman, John Enakereru, who I handed over my draft to and he told me that the draft was with Great Ogboru.

“When I approached him about the nomination and expression of interest forms I raised the draft for, he told me that he gave the draft to Mr. Ovedje Ogboru who promised to go to Abuja to purchase all the forms for Delta State.

“On the 30th of May, 2022, I called on the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Ememokwu Efamefune, to find out about the bank draft, and he said he did not receive any bank draft purchased with my name and that I should hold John Enekereru and Great Ogboru responsible for the missing bank draft”.

Meanwhile Ogboru has distanced himself from the ordeal of Olowu, saying he had nothing to do with his aspiration to the green chamber.

In a telephone conversation with Vanguard, Ogboru said, “What is my business with that man? He is a liar and blackmailer.”

Although Enekereru neither picked his calls nor responded to the messages sent to him via WhatsApp despite reading them, Barrister Tex Okechukwu, National Publicity Secretary of APGA, has urged Olowu to approach the party’s National Working Committee with his request.