Ladoja, Accord party part of #DasukiGate
The Accord Party has confirmed that the party’s head, Senator Rashid Ladoja, received N100 million from the funds diverted by former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had traced part of the $2.1 billion diverted to the the account of PDP chieftain Tony Anenih, who claimed they were from President Jonathan, to be disbursed to groups for help during the election.
According to Anenih, N100m was given to the leader of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, N100m to Ladoja and N63m to a group headed by elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai.
The Accord Party, in a letter to the EFCC, confirmed that the party did indeed receive N100 million from Chief Anenih, and that it was used for the purpose that it was received.
The letter read in part: “Our attention has been drawn to a newspaper report that the sum of N100m was released to the Accord leader, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, by Chief Tony Anenih, the (former) Chairman BoT of the PDP.”
“We confirm that the sum of N100m was given to the party through our leader after series of meetings between the leadership of Accord and Chief Tony Anenih in preparation for the 2015 general elections.”
“The following issues were discussed at the meetings: the need to support the presidential candidate of the PDP since Accord had no presidential candidate; the need to ensure that peace was maintained to enhance peaceful movement during periods of campaign, elections and after the elections; and the need for the PDP to support Accord campaign effort.”
“Accordingly, Chief Anenih released the sum of N100m for these purposes through our leader, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja. The money released was accordingly used for the purposes as stated above.”