Monday, 18 April 2016

Dasukigate: PDP scribe, Oladipo denies collecting money from ex-NSA, begs VP to exempt him from …

The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Professor Wale Oladipo, has refuted reports that he received money from the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki,(rtd).

 In a statement to reporters at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja, Oladipo also denied seeking soft landing with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo by promising to return the N75m he received from Dasuki so as to prevent prosecution.

An online newspaper had reported that Oladipo allegedly wrote a letter to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, seeking exemption from prosecution with a promise to refund the alleged N75 million he received from Dasuki which was part of funds meant for the procurement of arms for the military.

 Stressing that the report was meant to tarnish his image, the PDP scribe, however, admitted that the few monetary transactions he handled were within the ambit of his official responsibilities as the National Secretary of the party, adding that, “at no point did he collect money from Colonel Dasuki or any other government official. He said, “Before and after the elections, I have no financial dealings with the Office of the National Security Adviser or any other government official.

“The report is clearly politically motivated. I affirm that all my actions and communications are motivated by highest ideals of patriotism, transparency and commitment to national reformation, he declared.”