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PDP splits over Dasukigate

31 December 2015, 14:29

Abuja - The ongoing trial of former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and some stalwarts of  the Peoples Democratic Party in the alleged diversion of $2.1billion arms procurement scandal has divided the party, reports NewsDay.

A number of PDP chieftains, including former Sokoto State Governor Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and the party’s former Acting National Chairman, Dr Haliru Bello are on trial for their alleged roles in the scandal. 

Bello is also the Acting Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).

Also read: Dasuki lists ex-governors, PDP chieftains in $2b deals

While the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Prince Uche Secondus has dismissed the ongoing trial as mere witch-hunt, the body of National Vice Chairmen of the party has affirmed support for the anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari administration.

The body at the end of its meeting on Tuesday dissociated itself from any corrupt practices and further vowed to take disciplinary actions against any of its chieftains, who may be convicted in the ongoing trial.

In a communique by PDP Vice Chairman, Southsouth, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, the Vice Chairmen said they are worried with the various allegations and charges against some PDP members that served in the previous government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Read more at NewsDay.

- News 24


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