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Nenadi Usman: How Diezani’s N23bn Election Fund Was Shared

Leadership / Nigeria: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe zonal office, has quizzed the former minister of finance and director-general, Finance, of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign in 2015, Senator Nenadi Usman, over the billions of naira shared in all the states across the North East through her, for the re-election of the former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

An EFCC source told LEADERSHIP yesterday that Nenadi Usman, who was quizzed on August, 1, 2016, had “told the EFCC during interrogation that she met the former petroleum minister, Alison Madueke, who gave her a paper containing a specific amount of money to be given to each state of the federation and directed her, as the director-general for finance in the build-up of the 2015 presidential election, to contact and send the representative of every state to go to Fidelity Bank and collect their campaign slush funds so as to deliver the PDP across the country.”

Nenadi revealed that Bauchi State got N500 million through Senator Babayo Garba; Gombe N450 million through Senator Saidu Umar Kumo; Adamawa N450 million through the former governor, James Ngilari, while Taraba collected N450 million through the former acting governor of the state, Sani Abubakar Danladi, and Senator Joel Ikenya.

According to the source, Nenadi told the EFCC that she did not know the source of the fund as she claimed that Madueke collected the paper that contained the details of the amount.

The former finance minister added that she had reported to the head office of the EFCC in Abuja, and at the Kano, Lagos and Gombe zonal offices of the Commission to clarify how the multi-billion naira campaign money was shared to the bigwigs of the PDP across the country.

LEADERSHIP learnt that the suspect has been granted administrative bail pending full investigation into the matter.

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