The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said it didn’t ask any of its members to collect money on its behalf from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd).
It also said its members who are currently facing trial for allegedly linked with the collection of money from the former NSA, have nothing to do with the party and should therefore carry their own cross.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Abdullahi Jalo, said this at a press briefing in Abuja in Monday.
He said, “Money earmarked for arms purchase, some people diverted it to something else. So many people that you cannot even expect were involved. Now, darkness has come to light.
Jalo insisted that the transactions between the party chieftains facing trial and those in the EFCC custody did not receive the blessing of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He said, “All of you are aware that there was a dinner, where money meant for campaign was realised.
That’s known to all of us, billions of naira were given by business tycoons in this country.
“So, why should somebody now tell us that money meant for arms and appropriated by the National Assembly was diverted into PDP campaign”
“Haliru Bello did a contract with the office of Sambo Dasuki to the tune of N600m with his company’s name, not PDP.
“In the case of Olisa Metuh, his company allegedly had transactions with the office of National Security Adviser. So, what is PDP business with that?”