The chairman and the secretary of People Democratic Party (PDP) in Shiroro local government area of Niger State, Alhaji Iro Kurebe and Ibrahim Isah respectively, have been suspended by the ward chairmen for allegedly diverting campaign funds for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid.
The 14 PDP ward chairmen of the area accused the two officials of the party of diverting N3 million meant for the presidential campaign in the area for the last general election.
This was contained in a two-page resolution copied to the zonal and state chapters of the party and made available to journalists on Sunday.
It said “during presidential election conducted in March 2015, each polling unit was to get N10,000 and we have 184 units making N10,000 by 184 totalling N1.840 million.
“The two party officials also collected N1.5 million from deputy chairman of the party, Barr Tanko Beji. The money was meant for campaign of PDP in the area”.
The letter alleged further that “the chairman and secretary illegally deducted N391,000 from the monthly allowances given local government and ward executives without our consent.
The ward chairmen warned that they would henceforth stop people with questionable character from holding any executive position in the party because they were the cause of the failures of the party.
Source: Daily Post