The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in a document, asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) officers to “come along with documents that are related to the sales of forms to the sale of forms into the party’s various elective positions starting from January 2017 to date.
The EFCC has begun an investigation into a criminal case that was alleged to be conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of funds, and fraud in the Peoples Democratic Party
The anti-corruption agency summoned the national auditor, Adamu Mustapha, the national organising secretary, Austin Akobundu, and the director of finance of the opposition party over allegations of criminal conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of funds and fraud.
The anti-graft agency is set to interrogate one of the PDP chieftains on Wednesday, Peoples Gazette reported.
The letter presented by the EFCC has it that the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, to “kindly release the under listed officers of your party to attend an interview with the undersigned on the below-scheduled dates, at Economic Governance Section 2, EFCC Headquarters.”
The letter, which was dated May 17, addressed to Secondus, was signed by the commission’s Head of Operations, Michael Welcas.
The interview process will be conducted at the commission’s headquarters between May 19 to May 21.
EFCC in the document requested the PDP officers to “come along with relevant documents relating to the sale of forms into the party’s elective positions from January 2017 to date.”
The Gazette reported last Febuary that the PDP’s National Working Committee, under the chairmanship of Secondus, was accused of misappropriating funds since coming into office in 2017 December.
Mustapha, the party’s auditor accused the NWC in a memo circulated among members of the committee meeting.
Mustapha alleged that over N10 billion made since Secondus emerged as chairman had yet to be accounted for. Also laying allegations of increased printing contracts.
“The actual cost of the contract, awarded at N630 million, should not be more than N150 million,” he stated.
The auditor who further stated that the incompetence displayed by his department to operate as expected by the constitution contributed to his outcry. because the organisation lacks the required tools to ensure it carries out its duties smoothly.
Source: Sahara Reporters.