Bribery allegations stir storms within PDP NWC as members return funds to party’s account

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Southern members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have returned monies alleged paid into their accounts illegally from the coffers of the party.

While N28 million was paid into Chief Dan Osi Orbih, National Vice Chairman, South/South’s account, N36 million was paid into Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, Deputy National Chairman’s account.

Also, Adesoji Adagunodo, the national vice chairman South West had N28 million paid into his account while prof Stella Effah-Attoe, the national women leader received N28 million in her account.

The NWC members in letters separately addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, informed him of the return of the funds which were illegally paid into their accounts.

A letter by Orbih to Ayu reads “My attention has been drawn to a damaging trending story reported in THE
NATION Newspaper by Yusuf Alli on September 26, 2022 titled “Disquiet in
PDP NWC over N10 billion nomination fees.” Amongst several other allegations, he alleged that members of the NWC were offered N28 million to gloss over scandalous financial misappropriation.

To my shock and surprise, it has been confirmed to me by my bank that the sum of N28, 800,000. (Twenty eight million eight hundred thousand Naira) has been credited to my account by the party. I hereby notify you of my decision to pay back the money to the party’s account.

Kindly confirm receipt of Zenith Bank Manager’s cheques of:
N10,000,000
N10,000,000
TOTAL =
A/C:
N 8,800,000
N28,800,000 to the Party’s account.
1000095003, Globus Bank PLC.