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I gathered $30,000 from Yuguda, not N100m – Bode George

Bode GeorgeFormer Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has said he got $30,000 (N5.9m) and not N100m from a previous pastor of state for account, Bashir Yuguda.George was responding to a report on Sunday that Yuguda, in an announcement made to the EFCC, said he gave a sum of N600m money to six executives of the Contact and Mobilization Committee of the PDP for the 2015 general decisions.

The individuals who professedly profited included Chief Bode George (South-West); Amb. Yerima Abdullahi (North-East); Peter Odili (South-South); Attahiru Bafarawa (North-West); Jim Nwobodo (South – East); and Ahmadu Ali (North-Central).

While Bafarawa a previous legislative leader of Sokoto State, has subsequent to admitted to getting N100m, George, who is right now in the United Kingdom, let one know of our reporters amid a phone meeting on Sunday that just $30,000 money was given to him as the leader of the South-West board of trustees.

He said the advisory group was not an assembly board but rather a senior citizens’ consultative panel set up to accommodate distressed gathering individuals in front of the decisions.

The PDP chieftain clarified that the South-West advisory group had three PDP senior citizens from each of the six states in the South-West.

It was learnt that the three delegates that spoke to Lagos were George, a previous Minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe; and a previous Minister of Communications, Maj. Gen Tajudeen Olanrewaju (retd.).

Different individuals from the council were previous Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; Senator Femi Kila (Ekiti); and a previous National Vice Chairman, PDP South-West, Senator Yinka Omilani (Osun).

George included, “Yuguda gave me $30,000 to share among ourselves. Every individual got $1,500 including myself.

“We held a progression of gatherings in Lagos and the cash was utilized to settle inn bills, transport and sittings. In this way, I don’t recognize what Yuguda is discussing. In the event that the cash that was given to us was stolen, how was I expected to know?”

In a different proclamation marked by his representative, Mr. Uthman Shodipo, George said the charges leveled against him were a piece of a plot to run him down.

He included, “The notable certainty is that early this year, much sooner than the race period, the gathering set up a Contact and Mobilization Committee for every zone to accommodate different groups and guarantee a firm solidarity of reason inside of the zones before the races. I was chosen as the Chairman of the South-West zone.

“At some point amidst these thoughts, Yuguda came to me and said the gathering was repaying the 18 older folks of the council for their vehicle, convenience and bolstering recompenses for the work that was finished.

“The board of trustees later presented the report of its thoughts to the gathering and after that injury up. For every one of these endeavors, Yuguda gave the council just $30,000. That was not exactly N6m around then. Yuguda can never assert that he gave the council N100m.”

Likewise talking with one of our journalists on Sunday, Ogunlewe said Yuguda was trying in vain.

The previous pastor said the board of trustees was set up to accommodate distressed gatherings after the primaries and asked why N100m would be given to such an advisory group.

“The panel was set up to accommodate abused gatherings and we were given little recompenses. Along these lines, I don’t see how N100m came into the photo.

“Yuguda is simply singing. Give him a chance to demonstrate what he has said in court,” Ogunlewe included.

Yuguda, who put forth the charges in a Statement of Witness/Caution, which he composed on vow, said he paid N200m to the past PDP governorship applicant in Kebbi State, Bello Yaki.

The announcement is a piece of the confirmation of proof against the previous clergyman, whose trial is planned to initiate this week at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

Yuguda likewise said he taught Jabbama Limited to exchange N300m to BAM Properties, whose record point of interest was given to him by a previous National Chairman of the PDP, Bello Haliru.

Aside from getting some cash from Dasuki’s office, Yuguda was additionally said to have gathered N1.5bn from Stallion Group for the 2015 general races.

In a related improvement, the Office of the National Security Adviser has approached all organizations, who had contracts with or rendered administrations to the ONSA to show up before the Contract Verification Committee sitting in its premises between December 15 and December 23.

This was contained in an announcement marked by the Principal General Staff Officer, ONSA on Sunday.

The ONSA requested that the contractual workers show up through certify delegates of in any event the status of a chief.

It requested that the contractual workers accompany the accompanying reports, “Testament of Incorporation, Particulars of Directors, Tax freedom declaration from 2011 till date, letter of honor of agreement, receipt for supplies or administrations, confirmation of installments so far or exceptional parity, individual pay charge leeway endorsements of chiefs and some other records considered significant to the agreement.”

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