Chief Olu Falae, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) has confirmed that he recieved N100 million from Chief Tony Anenih of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Falae who is the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP said that the money paid by Anenih was an interaction between his party, SDP and Anenih’s PDP.
He stated that the payment was made to SDP to campaign for the PDP in the 2015 presidential election.
According to his statement, he said: “In the build up to the presidential election, the PDP approached the SDP which I chaired. The then ruling party solicited for our support in order for President Goodluck Jonathan to win the March 28 presidential election.
“Anenih related with me as the Chairman of the PDP BoT and I did same as the SDP National Chairman. He wrote to me as PDP BoT chairman and I wrote back as SDP National Chairman stating conditions/terms for the alliance.
“It is true that N100 million was given to my party to endorse and work for the Jonathan’s candidature in the 2015 election. We used the money for that purpose and we effectively campaigned for the PDP since we did not have presidential candidate in the election. The money was not for me.
“Thank God I’m a retired civil servant. I have all the documents to prove all that transpired between the two parties.”
The former minister of finance also said that there was no way he could know that the money was from arms fund.
“With all the money PDP has and having spent 16 years in power, how would I know that the money was from the arms deal? No reference was made to the arms deal. So, they should not bring me into the arms issue. The relationship was purely interparty affairs,” Falae stated.