The opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party has broken its silence over allegations of fraud.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted after being invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over N10 billion fraud.
The PDP maintained that it did not raise the sum of N10 billion being frivolously bandied in some quarters as proceeds from the sale of nomination forms.
The party restated that every expenditure by the National Working Committee (NWC) had always been in line with the budget approved by the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and in keeping with political parties financial due process.
“We further affirm that we have over the years submitted our audited accounts in line with statutory requirements and practice.
“However, as a responsible and public-spirited political party, we have honoured the invitation extended to our officials by the commission and we urge all party members, our teeming supporters across the nation and members of the public to remain calm,” a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary said.
The PDP assured that it would not succumb to any form of blackmail and political intimidation but would continue in its role of providing constructive opposition as well as being the national platform for all Nigerians in their rally to rescue and secure our nation from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).