PDP in disarray as fraud allegations rock Nigeria’s main opposition party
The National Auditor of the PDP , Adamu Mustapha, in a leaked memo, accused the leadership of financial mismanagement.
The media misrepresented us – PDPIn a separate interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Friday, the party’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, said that all issues raised by the national auditor in the memo have been addressed by both the PDP NWC and NEC.“What he said clearly and also in a statement he read on the issues that he raised is that approvals are sorted and granted by both the National Working Committee (NWC) and the National Executive Council of the party. He stated that clearly in meetings. So, I don’t know what the issues are,” Mr Ologbondiyan said.
“If a man brought out a memo saying something and came out issuing another statement countering what he earlier said, am I going to be held accountable for it?“Let me tell you the fact, he brought a memo to the National Working Committee and the issues were taken into consideration one after the other at the meeting. He himself, Adamu, said approvals were sorted.
“The media misrepresented us. He didn’t make any allegations of financial impropriety against the chairman or any member of the NWC.”Concerns raisedAgainst Mr Ologbodiyan’s claim, Mr Mustapha, in the controversial memo, said he had raised the predicaments of the audit department several times in various NWC meetings, but to no avail. headtopics.com
Chiefly among the issues raised were the N500 million taken by the party without approval and the unaccounted billions of naira made from the sale of last congress forms and membership cards.“From the inception of this NWC to date over NI0 billion was generated and unaccounted for.
ADVERTISEMENT“Non-competitive contract was assigned to print congress documents at the cost of N630 million. While it is believed that the actual cost is much less than N150 million if competitively decided by the NWC,” he also highlighted in the memo.Read more: Premium Times »
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Is this the party many think as best alternative to the APC? Only God can Nigeria. So typical. Fraud party of the world. We don't have opposition in Nigerian politics. Only one party and other selfish interests politicians.