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Katsina PDP in courtroom over alleged diversion of N1.05bn

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke and the Director Normal, Atiku/Lado Marketing campaign Council, Dr Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa have been dragged to courtroom over alleged mismanagement and diversion of N2 billion assigned for the Presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections in katsina State.

The embattled Appearing Chairman of the occasion, Salisu Lawal Uli together with some Native Authorities Chairmen of the occasion filed the ex-parte movement on the Katsina State Excessive Court docket on Wednesday.

The appellants prayed the courtroom to compel the duo to account for over N1.05 billion out of the N2 billion assigned by the occasion’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the course of the presidential and nationwide meeting elections held not too long ago.

Reacting to the event, the Katsina PDP Authorized Adviser, Mustapha Shittu Mahuta esq, stated the case was filed sequel to the quite a few complaints acquired from occasion brokers throughout the 34 LGAs and the 6652 wards of the state that they haven’t been paid their transport allowances and different logistics.

Uli, who additionally spoke to Each day Submit on the event stated the alleged mismanagement and diversion of funds by the duo was accountable for the abysmal efficiency of the occasion within the not too long ago concluded Presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections.

Uli stated: “His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar gave the presidential/gubernatorial Marketing campaign Council for Katsina State N2 billion for election actions.

“By our estimation, solely over N900 million was spent for logistics akin to brokers cost, transportation, feeding allowances, amongst others.

“In the event you divide the N2 billion by the 6,652 polling models throughout the 34 LGAs within the state, that may quantity to N300,000 per polling unit however as an alternative they gave out 70,000 and even in some locations, they gave out N40,000 to 50,000.

“So, we would like them to account for the cash and return the stability to His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar since they didn’t work as anticipated. In the event that they did, PDP would have received Katsina with a wider margin within the presidential election.”