Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied asking former President Goodluck Jonathan to open up on the $2.1 billion arms scandal, reports The Nation.
The party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Jalo, had at a press briefing on Monday, called on Jonathan to respond to the claims by Dasuki that the money was shared on the directives of the former President.
The party said Jalo spoke for himself and that his views do not represent the position of the PDP leadership.
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Uche Secondus, acting National Chairman of the party, said there was no time the party leadership discussed at the National Executive Committee (NEC) that Jonathan should speak on the arms deal scandal.
He condemned the continued detention of the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh and other party chieftains by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
No fewer than 12 prominent PDP chieftains, including a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, are standing trial for their role in the sharing of the money meant for arms procurement under the Jonathan administration.
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