Human Right Writers Association (HURIWA), has on Friday, September 30, called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest the members of the National Working Committee (NWC) as well as the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu.
According to the statement by HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, who described the alleged financial misappropriation as despicable, the fact that Ayu gave the total sum of N122.4 million to four NWC members in order to silence them over misappropriation of N15 billion realized from the sale of nomination and express of interest forms by aspirants that participated in the party’s primary elections in may, is unacceptable.
HURIWA noted that although the NWC did deny the allegations, four members returning funds credited to their accounts gave them away.
The group added that it is inconceivable to make citizens believe that it is legal and regular to pay accomplished men and women accommodation allowances.
“It is shameful that a party which claims it wants to govern Nigeria is involved in this kind of scandal. What shall Nigerians expect from such a party should it produce the next president? Corruption galore!”
“Nigerians must vote correctly in the next election. Parties and candidates with records of corruption like this should never be given a chance to enter Aso Rock as Nigeria’s president in 2023. They are selfish and concerned about their gains at the peril of the common man.” Onwubiko stated.