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Confusion in Jonathan’s camp over N3.1bn shared by PDP chieftains

17 March 2016, 13:13

Abuja - The political camp of former President Goodluck Jonathan has been thrown into confusion following revelations of how some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shared over N3.1 billion campaign funds.

The beneficiaries include a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode (N840m); a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and leader of the Social Democratic Party, Olu Falae(N100m); Nemadi Usman (N36.9m); a former Imo State Governor,  Achike Udenwa and a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri(N350m)  and Okey Ezenwa (N100m).

Also read: Fani-Kayode, Falae named in alleged N3.1b fraud

Some members of the defunct Campaign Committee of the PDP were shocked that such a huge amount was collected under the table by a few directors.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is battling to recover the money, which was believed to have been sourced illegally.

Some members of the campaign committee have also threatened to spill the bean on other public funds made available which were diverted by some stalwarts of the party.

It was learnt that some of the beneficiaries ran to Jonathan but he insisted that he will not bail out any minister or public officer involved in the deal.

Source: The Nation

- News 24


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