Managing Director of the firm – CMC Connect – Yomi Badejo-Okusanya and a bureau de change operator, Kabiru Ibrahim, testified yesterday at the Federal High Court, Abuja in the trial of the spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh. Badejo-Okusanya revealed how he was given N77 million for a media campaign job by Metuh for former President Goodluck Jonathan. In this piece INFORMATION NIGERIA highlights 6 things to note about the testimony…
– The Managing Director of CMC Connect, a Lagos-based firm said he was recruited by Metuh to develop and execute campaigns for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
– He noted that his firm was engaged to provide a media campaign and “image management” job for the PDP and Jonathan.
– He said the N77.5 million was paid to him through Metuh’s firm, Destra Investments Limited, in December 2014 and that he started executing the job towards the end of the month.
– He said he was paid before he attended a meeting with Jonathan, ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo, former Senate President David Mark and top government functionaries of the PDP-led government, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
– He said his relationship with the PDP started under its ex-Chairman, Okwesilieze Nwodo, when his company, CMC Connect, had done some work for the PDP under Dr. Nwodo, who was repositioning the PDP as a vehicle for national transformation.
– He said the work, which started in 2010, stopped abruptly when Dr. Nwodo resigned as chairman and their balance wasn’t paid. When Metuh became spokesman for the party, they met with him. Metuh promised that he would compensate them and that whenever opportunity arose he would call them, hence the N77m campaign deal.
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