$2.1 billion Dasukigate: Accord Party got N100M to support Jonathan in 2015 polls – Scribe
By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
National Secretary of the Accord Party, Hon. Nureni Adisa, has confirmed that the party collected N100 million from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Anenih, for it to support the candidacy of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election.
Hon. Adisa in a statement on declared that the money was passed to it through its National Leader and governorship candidate in Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja.
According to him in the statement dated January 8, 2015, “Our attention has been drawn to a newspaper report that the sum of One Hundred Million Naira was released to the ACCORD leader, Senator Rashidi Ladoja by Chief Tony Anenih, the (former) Chairman BoT of the PDP. We confirm that the sum of One Hundred Million Naira was given to the Party through our leader after series of meetings between the leadership of ACCORD and Chief Tony Anenih in preparation for the 2015 general elections”.
“The following issues were discussed at the meetings: The need to support the Presidential candidate of the PDP since ACCORD had no Presidential candidate. The need to ensure that peace was maintained to enhance peaceful movement during periods of campaign, elections and after the elections. The need for the PDP to support ACCORD campaign effort,”he said.
The Accord National Scribe added that “accordingly, the PDP (former) BoT Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih released the sum of One Hundred Million Naira for these purposes through our leader, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, saying, “the money released was accordingly used for the purposes as stated above”.