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PDP Dismisses Allegation Of Campaign Funds Fraud, Embezzlement


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen – The ruling PDP has attributed the alleged crack in its leadership – the National Working Committee (NWC) to handiwork of some fifth columnists, attempting to pull it down, urging members across the country to close ranks and work together with their leaders at all levels.

The National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh said this Monday at a press briefing in Abuja

Metuh who dismissed allegations regarding embezzling of funds belonging to the party, against its leadership of the party, tasked members to strive and .make themselves partners in progress in the all important “on-going rebuilding process aimed at restoring the supremacy of the party and its glory as the preeminent party in Nigeria”.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that this national leadership has remained very transparent in all its dealing since coming into office. No NWC member has been involved in anyway in any sleaze or embezzlement of party funds. Also no member of the NWC has ever been accused of embezzlement of funds in any ministry, department or agencies of government at any level whatsoever.

We state clearly that we have not been given any money rather this NWC generated billions of naira from the sale of forms from where we funded our candidates for governorship and state assembly elections in all the states of the federation in addition to funds released to key leaders including NWC and BoT members to prosecute the campaigns in their various areas.

“The NWC is willing and ready to make this account public in line with the freedom of information law

“However, we are happy to announce that the leader of our party, President Jonathan, the PDP governors and other key stakeholders of our party including governors and legislators-elect are deeply concerned about this development and have intervened to ensure the desired stability in our party.” Metuh assured.

The PDP, its National Publicist alerted the general public and its members that the main agenda of its enemies was not only to hijack the national leadership, but also to create an impression of division and crisis and pave the way to lure some of its elected members to decamp to other parties, apparently in view of the recent ruling of the Supreme Court which allowed defection in the event of leadership crisis at the party’s national level.


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