How PDP NWC squandered N12bn in 9 months


Aggrieved workers of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have accused the members of the National Working Committee of the party of squandering N12 billion in just nine months.
Out of the total sum, the workers said N11 billion was realised from the sale of nomination forms while N1 billion was got from the sale of delegates forms.
They alleged that the money was squandered shortly after the sale of the forms commenced on October 27, 2014 till date.
The workers said this in their response to the letter sent to them by the party’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, on Wednesday.
Oladipo, in the letter, had informed the workers about the decision of the NWC to reduce the party’s workforce by 50 percent and to also cut the salaries of those to be retained by the same percentage.
The national secretary of the party said the decision, among others, would take effect from August.
He said, “Establishment staff who would remain are required to obtain individual letters of revalidation from their state chapters within one month of this circular to their suitability for service at the national secretariat.”
But the workers, after a meeting in Abuja on Thursday, sent a reply to Oladipo titled, “Re: Organisation and Restructuring of staff at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party.”
They sent copies of the letter to former President Goodluck Jonathan and the acting Chairman, Board of Trustees of the party, Haliru Bello.
Also, copies were sent to the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, PDP caucuses in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, Chairman, PDP Governors’ Forum, Dr. Segun Mimiko and all the PDP governors.
Besides querying how the N11bn was spent, the workers also said they were aware that the party realised another N1bn in sales of delegates forms recently.
With this, the angry workers wondered how the party …Read More

Source:: New Mail