The Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council has warned Nigerians not to use their vote to return to Egypt.
This is as members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s National Working Committee, NWC’s have returned the sum of 93.6million-naira paid into their various accounts by the party Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, despite the party’s earlier refutal of the allegation.
This warning was communicated to Nigerians by the Chief Spokesperson and Director of Public Affairs of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo on Thursday.
He gave this advice following the PDP’s NWC 90million-naira bribery and house rent episode.
He insisted that a leopard never changes its skin.
Ayu had allegedly transferred the money to the NWC members’ accounts from the over 10billion-naira realised from the sales of nomination form by the party during the primaries.
The PDP’s NWC members who returned the money to the party include, the National Vice Chairman, South West, Olasoji Adagunodo; the Deputy National Chairman, South, Taofeek Arapaja; the National Vice Chairman, South, Dan Orbih and the National Women Leader, Stella Affah-Attoe.
Keyamo opined in his reaction that the PDP made a ludicrous refutal of the allegation, he however urged that Nigerians must be careful not to return to the era of the PDP.
Keyamo, who is also the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, further warned Nigerians against voting for the PDP, stating that a party that could use its scarce funds to illegally pay for house rents of its NWC’s members would not hesitate to use Nigerians’ scarce resources for its members personal gain.
In a tweet on Keyamo’s official Twitter handle, the Campaign Council Spokesperson wondered that rather than apologise to the people, the PDP that’s obviously a leopard that never changed its skin, finds it convinience to lie to Nigerians that the payment of the money to its NWC’s members was legitimate.
Keyamo however urged Nigerians to look before they leap during the 2023 presidential election, noting a party that claims it wants to rescue Nigeria, has shown it obviously can’t even rescue itself.
According to him: “This makes the story of PDP even worse. How can you use about N30 million of scarce party funds to pay for house rent of just ONE MEMBER of the NWC? A party struggling to regain power at the centre? Gosh! Instead of this ludicrous refutal, Nigerians should be getting an apology!”