‘Fayose lied, we didn’t sponsor any party’ – Sahara Energy

Sahara Energy has denied making any donations to the campaign of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections.

Governor Ayodele Fayose had in a statement released on Wednesday said “Nigerians are interested in the $60 million allegedly donated to the APC campaign by Sahara Energy, on which EFCC has been forced to suspend investigation.”

The governor alleged this while lambasting the Federal Government for probing the source of his campaign funds.

The company however, in a statement released on Thursday, denied making donations to any political party.

“The company does not make political donations, neither does it sponsor political events on behalf of any political association.”

“Our attention has been drawn to online media reports sourced from a Press Statement credited to the Ekiti State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.”

“We are particularly disturbed by a portion of the statement that made a misleading and incorrect link between Sahara Energy and election donations: “Most importantly, Nigerians are interested in the $60 million allegedly donated to the APC campaign by Sahara Energy, on which EFCC has been forced to suspend investigation.”

We would like to state for the record that Sahara Energy has never pledged funds/support nor made any donation to any political organisation/group. Neither has Sahara – under any guise – given funds to promote political causes of individual(s) or group(s).”

“We are, for the benefit of our stakeholders and partners across the globe, duty-bound to set the record straight in the light of recent comments in the public space that falsely link Sahara with political donations.”

“We urge members of the public to disregard this false allegation. We remain committed to the principles of good governance, best practice and service excellence that have successfully driven the Sahara Brand these past 20 years.”

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