Alleged Corruption: PDP NWC members return over N120m to party

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At least four members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s National Working Committee have returned about N122.4 million to the party.

In separate letters to the PDP, the NWC members said the monies had been paid into their account without their knowledge.

In separate letters addressed to the PDP National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu, the four members said it became necessary to return the money after backlash from the media accusing them of taking bribe.

They alluded to the fact that the party erroneously paid the said amounts into their accounts without stating the purpose.

The NWC members who returned the money are the National Vice Chairman (South-West) Olasoji Adagunodo, the Deputy National Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja; the National Vice Chairman (South), Dan Orbih and the National Women Leader, Stella Affah-Attoe.

While Arapaja got N36 million, Adagunodo, Orbih and Effah-Attoe got N28.8 million each.

The letters from the members come about a week after Governor Nyesom Wike accused Iyorchia Ayu of bribing some NWC members.

It also comes days after reports that the party chairman allegedly paid over N100 million to the NWC members after the party’s primaries.

The money was said to be part of the proceeds – over 10 billion – realised by the party from nomination fees paid by aspirants.

Meanwhile, the party has since rejected the claims saying the NWC members were paid for housing allowance.



Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.


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