Ohanaeze youths give Nwobodo 21-day ultimatum
The Ohanaeze Youth Council, on Tuesday, asked a former governor of the old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo, to explain how he shared the N500m he allegedly received from ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign in the South-East.
Nwobodo, also a former information, and sports minister, recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress, a move some have described as an attempt to avoid prosecution for his alleged role in the arms deal scandal.
Reacting to the development, the Ohanaeze Youth Council, through its National President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and the National Secretary, Okwu Nnabuike, gave Nwobodo 21 days to tell Nigerians the beneficiaries of the said sum.
They noted that PDP chieftains from other geo-political zones, who were said to have received similar funds from Dasuki, had disclosed how the sums they collected were disbursed.
The group said if Nwobodo failed to disclose the beneficiaries within the next 21 days, it would take appropriate action to ensure that the full weight of the law descended on him.
The OYC urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest the elder statesmen.
“We charge Nwobodo to let Nigerians know how he disbursed the N500m which he received from Dasuki.
“He should take a clue from Dasuki as well as Chief Tony Anenih, who have since disclosed how they shared money made available to them.
“Since Nwobodo said the money was meant for Jonathan’s mobilisation campaign in the South-East, he should let the world know how he disbursed the money – he should disclose the identities of all the South-East leaders and politicians who received money from him and how much he gave to each of them.
“If he pocketed the money, he should also let the world know,” the Ohanaeze youth wing said.
The group stressed that that the defection of politicians, including Nwobodo, to the APC should not shield them from the law.
It added, “We also wish to remind him that President Muhammdu Buhari jailed him as a military head of state and so history is about to be made as the same President may jail him again – this time, he may bag bigger sentence.
“The EFCC should not hesitate to arrest all the people who had in one way or the other contributed to running this country’s economy down.
“All we ask the Commission is that it should be total and thorough in its arrest and prosecution. No looter should go unpunished.”