The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has deepened as six members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party returned N177.6 millions paid into their accounts as bribes by the party’s leadership.
Those who have returned the alleged bribe paid to them from the “proceeds of the N10bn sale of nomination forms” include the Deputy National Chairman (South), Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, who refunded N36m to the party’s account; National Vice Chairman South-South, Chief Dan Orbih (N28m) and National Woman Leader, Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe (N28m).
Others are: National Vice Chairman South-East, Dr Alli Odefa (N28m); National Vice Chairman South-West, Olasoji Adagunobi-Oluwatukesi (N28m) and Deputy National Secretary, Setonji Koshoedo (N28m).
The money paid into the six people’s accounts were said to be for ‘house rent.’
The letters for the return of the money were conveyed to the party’s national chairman and leaked to the public.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State had accused the PDP’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu of pocketing N1 billion in Lagos.