How We Shared N23bn Diezani Poll Cash – Nenadi Usma





More trouble has continued to come the way of the
Director of Finance of former President Goodluck
Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign Organisation, Senator
Esther Nenadi Usman, over the role she played in the
disbursement of huge public cash to state chapters of the
Peoples Democratic Party in the Northeast ahead of the
poll.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
Wednesday, subjected Mrs. Usman to many hours of
grilling, demanding to know from her, how the N23 billion,
which the former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison
Madueke, made available to her to disburse to PDP faithful
to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election
in favour of its presidential candidate, was shared.
The questioning of Usman, which took place at the Gombe
Zonal Office of EFCC, was the first in relation to the sharing
of the N23 billion from the former oil minister, was her first
in the Northeast office but one of many to the EFCC in
recent times.
Usman, who is standing trial for receiving another N4.2
billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser and
disbursing same to top PDP politicians, including Femi
Fani-Kayode, reportedly told interrogators that she did not
know that the money she was asked to share to PDP
bigwigs, came from the National treasury.
She told interrogators that the list and the formula for
sharing the cash was given to her by Diezani and that there
was no way she could have refused to do the job given the
fact that she was a loyal party official.
Usman admitted taking instructions from Diezani on how
to share the cash meant for the six states in the Northeast
states of Gombe, Borno, Taraba, Adamawa, Bauchi and
Yobe.
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