The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a new twist yesterday as no fewer than five members of the National Working Committee (NWC) returned N122.4million paid to them as a two-year housing allowance.
The NWC members revealed this in separate letters dated September 29 and addressed to the national chairman of the party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.
Those who returned the money are deputy national chairman South, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja; national woman leader, Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe; national vice chairman South-South, Chief Dan Osi Orbih; national vice chairman, South-East, Dr. Alli Odefa; and national vice chairman, South-West, Hon Olasoji Adagunobi-Oluwatukesi.
Although the deputy national secretary of the party, Hon Setonji Koshoedo, was also said to have made a refund as well, but we are yet to see his letter unlike those of others.
However, they claimed that they decided to return the funds following a report in a national daily that monies were disbursed to silence NWC members over the alleged misappropriation of N15 billion belonging to the party.
The money, according to the women leader, was paid into their account on September 14, 2022.