While Dasuki is naming some, others are coming out on their own to confess their crimes in hopes of being exonerated. People like Olisa Metuh who confessed that he collected N450 Million from Jonathan for an unnamed job and now Senator Jim Nwobodo, former governor of the Old Anambra State in the Second Republic, has confessed that he collected N500 million on behalf of the South East zone of PDP but that he never got any money from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA.
The PDP Chieftain who is out of the country for medical reasons, asserted in a statement which he released on Monday, that the money was given to him by the immediate past PDP national chairman Alh. Adamu Mu’azu. He said he was forced to come out and say something following the famous claims by former minister of state for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, that he had been given 100 million by Dasuki out of the N3.05 billion shared to other top members of the party.
The statement said that he got the money as chairman of the Southeast zonal PDP presidential campaign committee, stressing that he was ready to disclose the channels through who the money was disbursed should it be necessary.
Denying any personal knowledge of both Dasuki and Yuguda, he said the money was disbursed to the five Southeast states through the state chairmen of the campaign committee, adding that he could not have queried his party chairman as to the source of the fund, which was strictly spent on the election as directed by the party.
Read the statement below:
I don’t know Sambo Dasuki; I have never met him in person; I have never had any interaction with him. And I didn’t receive money from him. As for Yuguda, the Minister of State, whose name was mentioned, I don’t know him. I think I only met him once and that’s all. The party approved N500 million for the Southeast for the campaigns. We have five states and when nominees from the zone met, I was chosen to be the chairman.
After series of meetings, the committee was invited to the residence of the National Chairman, Dr. Adamu Mu’azu, who handed over money to me for the zone. I invited the chairmen of each of the state campaign committee and we disbursed the money, each state got N100 million.
It was not possible for us to ascertain where the money came from. We simply received money from our National Chairman and we did not ask for explanations pertaining to the source; I don’t think it is our duty as party members to query our chairman as to the source of the money he was giving us for an election.
For me, the money was handed over, disbursed and used for the campaign. The money was given to the committee, not me; to the committee by the National Chairman, Mu’azu at his residence.
The state chairmen and members who received and disbursed the money are alive and they can be contacted. At no time did the NSA hand over any money to me; there is no such thing. I have never met the former NSA; I don’t know him. There is nothing between me and the then NSA; I only worked for the PDP.