A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the misappropriation of funds scandal rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Fani-Kayode accused PDP’s officials and leadership of sharing money among themselves like ‘Father Christmas’.
The former Aviation Minister warned PDP members who have benefited from the funds to return whatever they got.
In a tweet, Fani-Kayode warned that a criminal investigation has begun over funds’ misappropriation.
He wrote: “Never have we seen party officials sharing money amongst one another like Father Christmas as the leadership of the PDP has just done.
“I advise those on their NWC that have not done so already to return the money they collected because a criminal investigation has already begun.”
Recall that in separate letters to the PDP, members of the Party’s National Working Committee, NWC, under the leadership of Iyorchia Ayu, alleged that monies were paid into their account without their knowledge.
They also claimed they thought the monies were for their “house rent” until a newspaper publication exposed them.
The NWC members who returned the money are the National Vice Chairman (South-West) Olasoji Adagunodo, the Deputy National Chairman (South) Taofeek Arapaja; National Vice Chairman (South), Chief Dan Orbih and National Women Leader, Prof. Stella Affah-Attoe.
While Adagunodo, Orbih, and Effah-Attoe got N28.8 million each, Arapaja was paid N36 million.
PDP had fixed its presidential nomination form and expression of interest forms N40 million, governorship N21 million, Senate N3.5 million, House of Representatives N2.5 million, and State House of Assembly N600,000.
Iyorchia Ayu: PDP leaders sharing money among themselves like ‘Father Christmas’ – Fani-Kayode