“No One Asked Me To Return Any Money” – Olu Falae
The National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, on Sunday, falsified news reports that said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission asked him to return the a sum of N100m he collected from a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih.
Falae said no one had asked him to return the money, which was alleged to have come from the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.
He said, “(The) PDP gave me money and I gave the money to the SDP, which has confirmed receipt of the money. No one has asked me to return any money.”
The SDP chairman, who noted that several papers reported that the EFCC asked him to return the money, said, “I did not tell anyone that I was asked to return money. The reports showed great bias towards me.”
At a news conference recently held in Abuja, SDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Abdul Ahmed Isaiq, said the money was paid to the party by the PDP following an electoral alliance between the two parties.
Isaiq said the money was paid to his party to assist in selling former President Goodluck Jonathan second-term bid, adding that the money did not come from Dasuki or the Office of the NSA.
He, therefore, said that the party had not done anything wrong and would “not refund any money to anybody”.