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‘Bribery’: It’s Childish For NWC Members To Return Money- PDP Campaign Council Member

By Adedayo Said

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Adetokunbo Pearse, has described some members of the National Working Committee of the party, who returned the money given to them as stipend, as being childish.

Some members of the committee had received sums running into about N30m each in their bank accounts, a development some of them described as surprise alerts.

However, some of them had returned the money following bribe allegations surrounding it.

Those who returned the money included the National Deputy Chairman (South), Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja; the National Vice Chairman (South-South), Chief Dan Orbih; PDP National Woman Leader, Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe and the National Vice Chairman (Southwest), Honourable Olasoji Adagunodo.

Pearse in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily said they did that to blackmail Ayu.

He said, “That is another childish behaviour on the part of those involved, when did they receive the money? When did they now decide to return it and make it public? Something funny is going on.

“Did you read what the money is all about? That these members of the committee do not receive salaries. So whenever money are made, maybe through elections or buying forms, they were given stipends. Is it the first time they are receiving money? Why are they returning it now?

“These people were not bribed, it’s money they normally receive. They returned the money because they are angry with the situation, they want to pressurize the man (Ayu) to get off.”

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