At a time, the government it leads at the federal level is preaching e-banking, thieves on Wednesday carted away about $75,000 from the party secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
The money estimated to be N43,000,000 reportedly went missing. This was said to be under the canopy which the sale of forms took place. After the incident the canopy was dismantled.
The party decided to use canopies due to the renovation/refurbishment works in the secretariat main building.
It was gathered that the sum of $75,000 had gone missing amid the crowded struggle at the main entrance to the party premises.
However, a source said that the missing money was in no way connected to the monies from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms as aspirants are expected to make deposits in the designated account numbers before picking up their forms.
The source said, “It’s actually $75,000. You know there was a struggle at the gate when aspirants and supporters were trying to get in.
“When the parcel of money dropped, it went missing in a flash. By the time security operatives were alerted, the thief had vanished with the envelope.”