Ladoja received N100 million from Anenih, Says ACCORD
ACCORD, one of the political parties which did not sponsor a candidate in
the 2015 presidential election, has confirmed that its leader, Senator
Rashidi Ladoja, received N100 million from former Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih ahead of
The confirmation was contained in a one-page letter to the Chairman of the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, by the
National Secretary of ACCORD, Hon. Nureni Adisa.
In the letter titled: “Release of One Hundred Million by Chief Tony
Anenih” and dated 8th January, 2016, Hon. Adisa stated, “Our attention has
been drawn to a newspaper report that the sum of One Hundred Million Naira
was released to the ACCORD leader, Senator Rashidi Ladoja by Chief Tony
Anenih, the (former) Chairman BoT of the PDP.
“We confirm that the sum of One Hundred Million Naira was given to the
Party through our leader after series of meetings between the leadership
of ACCORD and Chief Tony Anenih in preparation for the 2015 general
“The following issues were discussed at the meetings:
•The need to support the Presidential candidate of the PDP since ACCORD
had no Presidential candidate.
•The need to ensure that peace was maintained to enhance peaceful movement
during periods of campaign, elections and after the elections.
•The need for the PDP to support ACCORD campaign effort.
“Accordingly, the PDP (former) BoT Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih released
the sum of One Hundred Million Naira for these purposes through our
leader, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja.
“The money released was accordingly used for the purposes as stated above.”
Recall that disbursements of varied sums of money to the accounts of some
PDP leaders have been reportedly made by the Office of the former National
Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki, who has been alleged to have diverted
$2.1 billion meant for procurement of arms and ammunition that the armed
forces would have used to fight Boko Haram insurgents.
N260 million was reportedly traced to the account of Anenih. But in a
letter to the EFCC, Anenih had explained that the money was a part refund
of the money former President Goodluck Jonathan instructed him to release
to some political groups for mobilisation and post-election peace
The former PDP BoT Chairman, who explained that he was not a direct
beneficiary of the money, stated in his letter to the EFCC that N100
million was given to the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP),
Chief Olu Falae, N100 million to the leader of ACCORD, Senator Rashidi
Ladoja and N63 million to a group headed by elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko
He said the N260 million could not defray the total money, estimated at
over N440 million that he eventually doled out from his pocket to other
groups and individuals on the instructions of the former President.
Both Yakassai and Falae had already confirmed that they received N63
million and N100 million respectively from Anenih for the purposes
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