N700m Campaign Funds In Edo: EFCC Invites Orbih

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has invited former chairman Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, and the state chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, to appear before it to explain how the N700 million presidential election fund was expended.

EFCC also extended invitation to a chieftain of the PDP Okharedia Ihimekpen, who was asked to come and explain how the funds were equally shared. When contacted, Ihimekpen confirmed the invitation, saying “They called me but I told them to put the invitation in writing which they promised to do. I hope to receive the letter tomorrow, then I will go.”

It will be recalled that the Edo State Coordinator of the President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the former Deputy governor of the state, Mr Lucky Imasuen, were also invited  by EFCC penultimate Tuesday on the issue. Ize-Iyamu who briefed journalists in Benin city, said he collected the money from Fidelity Bank on behalf of the party and that the money was shared to the executive members of the party in the 18 local government areas of the state for the election of former President Jonathan.

On his part, Imasuen who is now a member of All Progressives Congress, APC, said he went to the bank as a witness following pleas from Chief Orbih, who asked him to be at the bank as witness to enable the bank give the money to Ize-Iyamu.



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