The Ogun State Chapter of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, has denied receiving part of the N100 million allegedly collected by its national leader, Chief Olu Falae.
Fala had claimed that he distributed the money he got from the ex-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, to state chapters of the party.
In a statement jointly signed by Ogun SDP Chairman, Olu Agemo, and Secretary, Clement Adeniyi, the chapter said it did not get any money from Falae.
The chapter said it was never notified of nor involved in any negotiation to partner with the PDP or any other party for the purpose of winning the March elections or maintaining peace during the period as claimed by Falae.
The statement added that the chapter was never informed by the national secretariat of the decision to adopt former President Goodluck Jonathan or any other candidate as the party’s presidential candidate.
It added that it was never informed of any donation of funds to the party by the PDP or any other party and that it did not receive any financial or campaign assistance from the national secretariat of the party or any of its principal officers.
The Ogun SDP said it declared its sources of campaign finance in the Guardian, Vanguard, Punch and Tribune Newspapers of April 20, before the current revelation.
“We plead with our members and supporters who have received these untoward revelation with great shock to remain calm and await the convocation of a general meeting where these issues shall be thoroughly discussed and appropriate decisions taken,” the statement said.
“We assure you that the SDP in Ogun will continue to operate within ethical and moral norms as laid out in the principles of progressive welfarism established by our progenitor, Obafemi Awolowo, in the struggle to establish an egalitarian, peaceful and equitable nation.”