One time governor of old Anambra state and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Jim Nwobodo has debunked allegations that he received N500million from the former national chairman of the Party, Adamu Mu?azu.
Some high profile personalities in the party have been fingered in the sharing of the slush funds allegedly disbursed by the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) which he alongside others are currently standing trial for.
Speaking with Premium Times, Nwobodo, who is currently in New York for treatment, denied collecting money from Dasuki stressing that he only received the sum of N100million from the PDP which was meant for ?campaign logistics.?
?I have never met Sambo Dasuki. I know Yuguda as former minister, that is all. What happened was that I was invited alongside 15 leaders of PDP in the South East to the residence of Ahmed Muazu to collect the money allocated to our zone by the PDP.
?Three party leaders were selected from each of the five states of the South East. I was selected to lead a committee of 15 to collect the N100million, which was shared to each one of us for campaign logistics in our respective states.
?I was surprised to hear that a report quoted me as saying I collected N500million from Muazu. This is sheer lie as I have never previously spoken to any journalist on this issue but today. So how come somebody concocted a figure and attributed it to me?
?It was PDP as party that shared the money for campaign not for our individual use,? he said