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$2.1b Arms Scandal ‘Come and clear yourself,’ PDP tells Jonathan

Jalo also said it was not only members of the PDP that shared from the arms purchase loot, citing Chief Olu Falae as an example.

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Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abdulahi Jalo. play

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abdulahi Jalo.

(Inigeria)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on former President Goodluck Jonathan to come and tell Nigerians all he knows about the $2.1b arms purchase scandal.

Prominent members of the PDP have been arrested in connection with the funds which reportedly originated from the office of the former National Security Officer, Sambo Dasuki.

Punch Newspapers reports that the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Abdulahi Jalo asked Jonathan to tell Nigerians if he truly approved the sharing of the loot.

Jalo said “As all of you know, no single kobo can be spent by the Federal Government without an act of the National Assembly.

“Money earmarked for arms purchase, some people diverted it to something else. So many people that you cannot even expect were involved. Now, darkness has come to light.”

Adding  that “Jonathan is alive, he should clarify whether he asked the National Security Adviser to divert money meant to fight Boko Haram into his campaign.

“I’m from the North-East and I know the terrible security situation our people are facing there.

“The money was meant to fight Boko Haram, and we all know that you can’t rule without peace. Now darkness has given way for the light.”

Read: EFCC arrests President’s associate, Jafaru Isa over $2bn arms deal fraud

Jalo also said it was not only members of the PDP that shared from the arms purchase loot, citing Chief Olu Falae as an example.

The arms purchase fraud was revealed by a committee set up by President Buhari to probe the purchase of arms since 2007.

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