2015: How Did 11 Billion Naira Crawl Out Of PDP's Accounts?
The Mystery Unmasked
There is tension in the PDP over alleged embezzlement of N11billion by some leaders.
The money was reportedly generated by the former National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu'azu.
The money was earned through the sales of nomination forms and Expression of Interest forms for the 2015 general elections.
Mu’azu resigned as chairman on May 20, 2015, in the aftermath of the party’s defeat at the polls.
This paved way for his Deputy, Uche Secondus, to take over in acting capacity.
The sum was allegedly squandered within nine months before Ali Modu Sheriff, the sacked National Chairman of the party, came on board.
Party members including ex-governors, ex-ministers and leaders of the party are angry while some of the party chieftains are already calling on the EFCC to intervene.
The Other Side Of The Coin
But an ex-National Treasurer of the party, Buhari Bala, who worked with the Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC), has, however, dispelled the alleged squander of the sum.
In a statement on Tuesday, Bala described the allegation as a move to 'de-market' Secondus in the ongoing chairmanship contest ahead of the December 9, national convention.
“An accounting audit firm audited the accounts of the party and expressed their opinion on the accounts. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) also sent in their own appointed auditors to inspect the books of the accounts of the party. They all gave clean bill of health to the books of accounts of the party. Same was reported to all relevant organs of the party.
“I, therefore, advice party members not to make the issue of funds and its appropriation a campaign issue in the forthcoming national convention because it would not fly since no party fund was misappropriated,” he said.
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