Former Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh has said that the party didn’t get any a single kobo to support the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP from the $2.1 billion Arms Deal that was allegedly shared to canvass support for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection.
PDP has revealed that several political parties in the country were paid to support the former President. So far, Social Democratic Party, SDP, and Accord Party, collected N100 million each.
While speaking to newsmen in Lagos, Umeh said “We didn’t get into that arrangement because of monetary benefit. Not a kobo was given to anybody or APGA. Some people think that APGA, being a robust supporter of President Jonathan more than the SDP and Accord Party, which got N100 million each, then we must have got more, but I am so happy that I didn’t entangle myself in such thing.
“It would have been an opportunity for those who are worried that I am contesting the senatorial election to come and pick me up and dump me at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, cell.”
While confirming the eligibility of the former senator representing Anambra Central in the forthcoming election, he said: “Having been disqualified through her previous party, crossing over to the All Progressives Congress, APC, would mean that she would be contesting one election on two different platforms if she was allowed to contest.
“This is very absurd and I think that she is wasting her time and therefore, has to get proper legal advice. Whoever advised her that she can jump from PDP to APC and become its candidate and return to the election, has not given her proper advice.
“Assuming that she has that right, the Supreme Court judgment that I explained, has foreclosed that option. There is nothing that can make the APC present her for the election.”