Wednesday, January 13, 2016

PDP Rejects Moves for Jonathan to Open Up on Arms Deal Money

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Acting National Chairman, Uche Secondus has denied that the party asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to open up on his role in the $2.1billion arms scandal.

The party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Jalo, had at a press briefing on Monday, called on Jonathan to come clean on Dasuki's claim that Nigeria's money was shared on his directives.
But speaking at the party’s constitution amendment forum in Abuja on Tuesday, Secondus said Jalo spoke for himself and that his views did not represent the position of PDP. His words:
“Let me make it clear to you that Jalo was only expressing his personal opinion because his views did not represent the position of the party.

“There was no time we discussed at the National Executive Committee (NEC) that Jonathan should speak on the arms deal scandal. There was no time such a thing came up at the NEC. So, Jalo must be expressing his personal opinion,” the party acting chairman said.

He decried the continued detention of the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh and other party chieftains by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It is known that about 12 prominent PDP chieftains, including Sambo Dasuki, are standing trial for their role in the sharing of the money meant for arms procurement under the Jonathan administration.

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