The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied that the party asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to open up on the $2.1 billion arms scandal.
About 12 prominent PDP chieftains, including a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, are standing trial for their role in the diversion of the money meant for arms procurement under former President Jonathan administration.
The party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Jalo, had at a press briefing on Monday, called on Jonathan to respond to the claims by Dasuki that the money was distributed on the directives of the former President.
Speaking at the party’s constitution amendment forum in Abuja yesterday, the Acting National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, however, said Jalo spoke for himself and that his views did not represent the position of the PDP leadership.
The party acting chairman said: “There was no time we discussed at the National Executive Committee (NEC) that Jonathan should speak on the arms deal scandal. There was no time such a thing came up at the NEC.
So, Jalo must be expressing his personal opinion.”