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Dariye PDP Dep Chairman denies knowledge of ex-Gov's source of wealth

Plateau PDP deputy chairman has denied knowledge of ex-Gov Dariye's source of wealth despite donating N66m to the party in 2011.

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Joshua Dariye play The father of Senator Joshua Dariye has been found. (Bella Naija)

Plateau PDP Deputy Chairman, Maichibi Bwarji has told an FCT High Court that he has no knowledge of the source of Joshua Dariye’s N66 million donation in 2001.

Bwarji made this known during a cross examination by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Prosecutor, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), on Thursday.

The witness was shown the former Plateau governor’s statement where Dariye claimed that “PDP collected the sum of N66 million  for 274 wards’’.

He said that party’s National chairman had told the Plateau state party chairman during NEC meeting in Abuja that the money was  disbursed to fund the party.

Bwarji said the money was distributed to the 17 local government chairmen to disburse to the various wards and that the money was received by the financial secretary and given to the treasurer of the party.

He denied knowledge of the source of Dariye’s donation, adding: “as far as I am concerned, if donation is made to the party by a member of the party, it is accepted.’’

He also said that as long as it is government money, “it’s the party of the government.’’

Justice Adebukola Banjoko adjourned the case till Oct. 17 for continuation of defence 

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