December 8, 2021

CRISIS HITS PDP, EFCC SUMMONS THREE KEY OFFICERS OVER N10BN SCANDAL.

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…Ologbondiyan cries out, confirms EFCC’s invitation

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a new turn, as three of its officials were summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over a N10b scandal.

The anti-graft body had on Tuesday wrote PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, urging him to release the party’s national auditor, national organizing secretary, and Director of Finance for questioning on a petition brought before it by former Edo state Commissioner of Information, Kassim Afegbua, alleging the non-disclosure of N10 billion accrual to the party from the sale of nomination forms for the 2019 general elections, among other alleged financial misconduct.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the embattled national publicity secretary of the party, who has been championing the need for the party to take Zamfara Governor to court over his defection to the All Progressive Party, APC, in his defense said; “the PDP did not raise the sum of N10 billion being frivolously bandied in some quarters as proceeds from the sale of nomination forms.”

The PDP restates that every expenditure by the National Working Committee, NWC, had always been in line with the budget approved by the Party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, and in keeping with political parties financial due process.

“We further affirm that we have over the years submitted our audited accounts in line with statutory requirements and practice.

“However, as a responsible and public-spirited political party, we have honoured the invitation extended to our officials by the commission and we urge all party members, our teeming supporters across the nation, and members of the public to remain calm.”

Since the beginning of the year, PDP have been having it all wrong, losing three Governors and several Federal Lawmakers to the ruling APC.

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