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Crisis Looms In PDP, as EFCC Invites Top Officials Over Alleged Diversion of Funds

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Crisis Looms In PDP, as EFCC Invites Top Officials Over Alleged Diversion of Funds

Top Officials of the leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have been invited by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for questioning over alleged criminal conspiracy, abuse of office, diversion of funds and fraud.

The invitation might not be unconneted with the petition written to the anti-graft agency by a chieftain of the party , Kazeem Afegbua, to scrutinise the Secondus-led National Working Committee on financial misappropriation.

In the letter of invitation dated May 17, 2021, and addressed to the Prince Uche Secondus, the EFCC said the need to obtain certain clarification from the party has become imperative.

The agency, however, requested the party’s National chairman to release the National Auditor, National Organising Secretary and Director of Finance to report at the EFCC headquarters from May 19th to 21st 2021.

The agency also requested the national officers to honor the invitation with relevant documents relating to sole of forms into the party’s elective positions from January 2017 to date.

Kazeem had in his petition alleged that much of the financial transactions of the PDP under Prince Uche Secondus has been shrouded in mystery, accusing the leadership of deliberate attempt to shortchange the party in the build up to the 2023 general elections.

However, Secondus had since denied the allegation and filed a N1 billion suit against the petitioner, Kazeem Afegbua.

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