Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Arms Deal Scandal: PDP Calls On Jonathan To Say something

Commonwealth Praises Jonathan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged former president Goodluck Jonathan to speak out on the controversial $2.1bn meant for the purchase of arms to fight the Boko Haram sect but which was allegedly shared by some influential politicians.
According to the party, the controversy surrounding the sharing of the money by Sambo Dasuki, the former national security adviser (NSA), should have attracted Jonathan’s attention by now. Newsplanetb reports that Alhaji Abdulahi Jalo, the deputy national publicity secretary of the PDP, appealed to the ex-president at a press briefing on Monday, January 11, in Abuja. Jalo said that Jonathan should clear the air and tell Nigerians whether he authorized the sharing of the money meant to fight insurgency in the country. He also stressed that those who took part in the sharing of the money should refund it. The deputy national publicity secretary further recalled that the PDP held a fundraising dinner for Jonathan’s presidential campaign during which more than N20bn was realized. He challenged the beneficiaries of the money from Dasuki to explain how the party benefitted from such money.

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