Housing Allowance Scandal: Why We Can’t Go After PDP Officials — EFCC

By Juliet Amaka
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the financial scandal rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The agency on Sunday said it may not invite the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu and other NWC members as nobody has written any petition on the financial scandal.

A top official of EFCC who spoke on condition of anonymity stated this during a chat with Daily Independent.

According to the EFCC official, even if a petition is written on the issue, it might be difficult for the anti-graft agency to invite the party leaders now that the 2023 general elections campaign has started.

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He said;

“The first is that no petition has been forwarded to us on the issue. Second, even if a petition is written, we can’t invite any of them now amid campaigns for general elec­tions. If anything happens to­morrow, they will claim it was the EFCC that distracted them from campaigning.”

Recall that some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the main opposition party last week returned money sent to their account for housing allowance by the party.

The NWC members who returned the sum of over N122 million to the party account include the Deputy National Chair­man (South), Taofeek Arapaja, National Woman Leader, Stella Effah-Attoe, National Vice Chairman (South-South), Dan Orbih, and three others.

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