Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of the Forum of PDP Candidates and Aspirants for 2023 Elections, have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the national leadership of the party.
The Forum in the petition sent to the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, alleged among others misappropriation of funds, theft and forgery.
The petition dated September 30, 2022, was jointly signed by the Forum’s Coordinator, Chris Ogbu; Secretary, Dauda Yusuf; and Publicity Secretary, C. Ikenta.
The petitioners in the petition specifically asked the commission to investigate and prosecute the party leaders over allegations of criminal misappropriation of the party’s funds, unlawful disbursement of funds, and bribery and falsification of documents.
DECENCY GLOBAL NEWS reported last week that four members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) returned about N120 million paid into their accounts by the leadership of the party.
jurisdiction to serve as a deterrent to others who may have a such plan of commission of same crime ahead of 2023 general election.
“This is not only in the interest of the party but also will save our nation from the national embarrassment before the comity of nations.”
Meanwhile, sources in the PDP Secretariat told SaharaReporters that there is apprehension among party leadership, especially the affected officials over the petition.
With the new development, the crisis in the party appears to have no end in sight.