Members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that President Jonathan was the architect of his own failure.
“He was the person running the country, not members of the NWC. If Nigerians turned against him, it’s not because of anything the NWC did or didn’t do,” one member said to SaharaReporters.
Another NWC member accused the president and his closest associates of operating the president’s multi-billion dollar campaign using structures outside the party.
One member of the NWC accused President Jonathan of planning to hijack the party in order to place his loyalists in place in anticipation of running for office again in 2019.
The NWC member accused Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State of leading the plot to remove the Muazu-led NWC.
“We are determined to ensure that nobody can just pocket a party that many eminent Nigerians contributed to establish,” one NWC source vowed.
The PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh told the online publication that the payments was made to assist NWC for the Governorship and state house of assembly elections that took place on April 11th 2015.
He said that since the Presidency was more concerned about transparency, they Presidency Campaign Council should publish how it gave out N700 million to each state and most importantly how the Presidency spent Nigerian resources in the last 6 years.