The Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Ogun State has distanced itself from the N100m allegedly received by the National Chairman of the Party, Olu Falae from Tony Anenih which has been linked to the Arms scandal. The state chapter said contrary to claims by that he distributed the money to state chapters of the party, it did not get any money from him.
Falae has admitted collecting the money but a press release from the Ogun State division which is led by Segun Osoba reads;
“We were never informed by the National Secretariat of our party of the decision to adopt former President Goodluck Jonathan or any other candidate as the party’s presidential candidate.
“That, we were never informed of any donation of funds to the party by the PDP or any other party.
“That the SDP in Ogun State did not receive any financial or campaign logistics assistance from the national secretariat of our party or any of its principal officers.
“That in April 2015 we made our position clear on the sources of our campaign funding through advertisement in the Guardian, Vanguard, Punch and Tribune newspapers of Monday April 20, before the current revelation.
“We plead with our members and supporters who have received this 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 read.
“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, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the struggle to establish an egalitarian, peaceful and equitable nation”, the statement read.