The Accord Party has disclosed that the party through its National Leader and governorship candidate in Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, collected N100 million from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Anenih.
The party said it collected the money to support the candidacy of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election, since it didn’t have a presidential candidate in the election. The fund has, however, been traced to the $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms and ammunition by a former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
In a statement issued on Friday by the party’s National Secretary, Hon. Nureni Adisa, the Accord Party said “Our attention has been drawn to a newspaper report that the sum of One Hundred Million Naira 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 One Hundred Million Naira 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.”