Refund N100m Arms Money, Accord Party Tells Ladoja

Rasheed LadojaThe National Secretary of the Accord Party, Dr. Samson Isibor, has asked the National Chairman of the party, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, to return the N100m collected from Chief Tony Anenih under the guise of campaigning for the re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Senator Ladoja, who was the Accord Party’s candidate in the April 11 governorship election in Oyo State, confirmed receiving the said sum from Anenih, the erstwhile Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, to mobilize support for the re-election bid of Mr. Jonathan.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, believes the money is part of the $2.1 billion arms deal fund, which was allegedly diverted by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Speaking on behalf of the party in Benin City, the Edo State capital, Dr. Isibor said Ladoja did not disclose receipt of the money to state chapters of the party, adding that the party was disturbed about the revelation from the arms deal scandal.

Isibor, however, urged the EFCC to arrest and prosecute Senator Ladajo until the N100m is returned to the coffers.

“Ladoja should be made to return the money. No money was disbursed to state chapters of the Accord Party.

“What he did with the PDP without our consent was fraudulent”, Isibor stated.

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