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Dasukigate: Ladoja got N100million-Accord Party reveals

Dasukigate: Ladoja got N100million-Accord Party reveals

More disclosures are beginning to emerge on how the $2.1billions arms allocation was shared with the latest revelation that former Oyo State Governor, Alhaji Rasidi Ladoja got N100million.

Ladoja’s party, Accord Party  (AP) admitted   yesterday that  its chieftain, Ladoja, got N100million from the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, ahead of last year’s  general election.

The revealation came on the heels of those of  Afenifere frontliner, Chief Olu Falae, and Second Republic Presidential Adviser,Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, who also said  that they received N100million and N53million respectively from Chief Anenih,in connection with the elections.

Accord Party,in a one-page letter by its  National Secretary, Hon. Nureni Adisa, to the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, said the N100m was to assist the party prepare for the  election.

In the letter  entitled: “Release of N100million by Chief Tony Anenih” and dated 8th January, 2016, Adisa said:  “Our attention has been drawn to a newspaper report that the sum of N100million 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 N100million 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.

“Accordingly, the PDP (former) BoT Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih released the sum of N100million for these purposes through our leader, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja.

“The money released was accordingly used for the purposes as stated above.”

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