N100m Largesse: SDP Says Falae Has Done NO WRONG

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As the search for persons involved in the arms procurement
fund lingers, the SDP has absorbed its National Chairman, Mr Olu Falae, of any
wrong doing.
  
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) made the declaration in a
statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Abdul Isiaq, on Sunday in
Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria.
The party said that the 100 million Naira that was received
by Mr Falae from Mr Tony Anenih, was meant for the SDP/PDP Electoral Alliance
project.
They also explained that the money was shared to all the 36
state chapters of the party in the build-up to the 2015 elections.

The party maintained that “neither the SDP nor Mr Falae was
aware that the money came from the office of the former National Security
Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, through Chief Anenih and meant for arms
purchase”
The SDP stressed that “the SDP as well as many Nigerians
were aware that the PDP had a fund raising event prior to the election where
billions of naira was donated”.
They said that the party was also conscious of the fact that
the PDP had ruled Nigeria for 16 years and expected that they capable of
funding their part of the electoral alliance.
The statement emphasised that neither the SDP nor Chief Olu
Falae had anything to do with the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal.
According to the statement, “SDP was approached by the
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief
Tony Anenih, for electoral alliance for the re-election of the former President
Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.”

The statement also stated that Mr Falae, being the National
Chairman of SDP, summoned the National Executive Committee of the party to a
well-attended meeting to consider the PDP’s proposal of Electoral Alliance for
the re-election bid of former President Jonathan since SDP did not field a
presidential candidate of its own.

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