Olu Falae ashamed over Dasuki link – The leader of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, has expressed his shame to be linked to the $2.1 billion arms scandal spearheaded by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Falae and the SDP received N100 million from PDP chieftain Tony Anenih, with the most traced to part of the arms scandal.
Falae however took time to reiterate that he had no idea the money was linked to Dasuki, saying the money was paid by the PDP for a service.
He said, “For people to even mention my name in connection with Dasuki, I feel ashamed for Nigerians to even say such a thing. It is wicked and a sin against God. I am sure they know that what I am saying is the truth; that there was no connection between SDP or myself with Dasuki.
“We did not take any money from Dasuki. The money sent to us was by the PDP based on the exchange of letters between us, which establishes the contract.
“Some people are still writing spurious nonsense but I intend to address the press sometimes next week, probably in Lagos, to tell my story so everybody can hear and the blackmailers can shut up forever.
He added, “I have said so several times and I will say so now that as a believer in God, I did not collect even one naira from Col. Dasuki. Not just that, I have had absolutely no feelings whatsoever, with Col. Dasuki.
“I think the last time I saw Col. Dasuki must have been in 1987 when he was ADC to General Babangida and I was Secretary to the Federal Government of the Federation.
“So we worked together, that was on 1987. That is 29 years ago. So, ladies and gentlemen, please, put your mind at rest. I have nothing to do with Dasuki. I took no money from Dasuki.
“I said this because I can’t come here without addressing this issue, so that you you know what you take home. We are very proud of the way we have handled this matter.”