N122.4m Refund: We Will Respond Officially, Says PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said it will soon give an official response to the N122.4m refund allegedly made by four members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

There had been media reports that the PDP’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, allegedly paid over N100m to the NWC members after the party’s primaries.

The money was said to be part of the over N10 billion realised by the party from nomination fees paid by aspirants.

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 Arapaja got N36 million, Adagunodo, Orbih and Effah-Attoe got N28.8 million each.

Speaking with Daily Independent, Debo Ologunagba, the party’s National Publicity Secretary of the party said he cannot confirm the authenticity of the letters since he wasn’t the author.

“Just wait for us to respond to it appropriately. If you doubt the authenticity of the letters.  You can only ask me to respond to it if I was the author. But since it was written by someone, you can’t ask me for authenticity. It is the author of the letter that can authenticate it. So, just wait for us to respond officially” he said.

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