The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the controversy surrounding a one billion naira loan.
Naija News reports that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike had on Friday during a media chat with journalists, made claims that the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu received N1bn from a presidential aspirant in Lagos and another N100m from another party source. Wike first made the allegation on September 23 and reiterated it on Friday, October 14. However, both allegations were denied in a swift reaction by Ayu. But speaking on Friday after a meeting with the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) in Abuja, Ayu had denied receiving money in his personal capacity. He however admitted that due to financial difficulties, former Vice-President and now the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, suggested that the party should take a loan of N1bn from the bank but that after deliberations, the National Working Committee rejected the idea. “When we came in, and the party had funding difficulties, the current presidential candidate suggested that the party should take a loan of N1bn from a bank. “And the owner of that bank was also an influential member of this party. He has left the party now. But when we discussed with him, we discarded the idea,” he had said. Reacting in a post on Twitter, Keyamo, who is the official spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, described PDP leaders as hypocrites. He wrote, “Nigerians should see the same party that complains about the fact that we borrow in some cases to fund infrastructure. “They have not even won an election, they are suggesting taking loans to run their party! The problem with the PDP is their hypocrisy that stinks to high heavens.”
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