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N13Bn Fraud: PDP Staff Threaten To Drag NWC Members To EFCC

SECONDUSThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) staff at its National Secretariat on Friday urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other anti-graft agencies to quiz its National Working Committee (NWC) members led by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus for embezzlement of over N13 billion.

The party’s NWC on Thursday sacked nearly all the staff in a reorganisation of its natinal secretariat, asking “the few retained” to obtain letters of confirmation of loyalty to the party from their respective state party chairmen.

On the contrary, the angry workers apart from their allegations of sleaze against the NWC members, asked for the immediate mass resignation of the current PDP-NWC led by Prince Secondus.

They claimed that the party’s NWC members have lost all moral right to remain in office and that they were dragging PDP into extinction.

But Prof. Adewale Oladipo, PDP’s National Secretary and Chief Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary, dismissed the allegations as baseless nonsense, saying that the staff’s accusations were not unexpected.

Oladipo and Metuh in separate telephone interviews, wondered why it took the staff so long to come up with their allegations?

They added that it was curious it came at a time PDP was asking for the removal of the Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS) and the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as putting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on its toes.

Metuh said, “They are free to make allegations. We have asked them to bring letters from their state chairmen to prove they are loyal to the party. All these ones are diversionary and we are not bothered.”

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