Arms Deal: Nwobodo Denies Receiving N100m From Yuguda For 2015 Presidential Election

Jim Nwobodo
Jim Nwobodo

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has denied receiving N100 million from a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda.

In a statement issued by his spokesman, John Okoreni, the politician said the reports that he got the money from the former minister were unfounded.

According to Nwobodo, he was the Chairman of the Contact Committee of the PDP Presidential Campaign for the Southeast, overseeing Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States, and he did receive money for the committee’s work. But the N100 million he received was from PDP’s National Chairman, Dr. Adamu Mu’azu, which was for logistics, travelling and mobilisation of party members in the zone for the presidential election.

“The fund was properly disbursed to the states and dully signed by members of the committee for each state and accounted for to the party. At no time did Senator Nwobodo receive money from any person other than the then National Chairman of the party.

“It would be unusual for Senator Nwobodo and other members of his committee to query the source of campaign fund coming from the National Chairman of his party for official functions and purposes.

“This statement is meant to put the record straight and correct the impression making round some media on the alleged distribution of money by Bashir Yuguda as it concerns Senator Nwobodo,” the statement said.