The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked the allegation that it is financially handicapped.
Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the caretaker committee of the party, said this in a statement.
Adeyeye said the party is neither broke nor in debt.
“The PDP is not broke and does not owe rent on the property being used by the Peoples Democratic Institute (PDI) located in Wuse II, Abuja,” he said.
The PDP is not broke and does not owe rent on the property being used by the PDI located in Wuse II, Abuja.
“Let us place on record that the PDI’s financial responsibilities are being met accordingly.
“Just last week, the Caretaker Committee approved monthly imprest for the Institute, and its staff salaries are paid at the same time with that of the PDP staffers.
“For emphasis, all members of staff of the Party and that of the Institute received their January 2017 salary last week which the secretary of the staff welfare.”
Adeyeye accused Ali Modu Sherrif, factional leader of the party, and his “co-travellers” of inciting the insinuations to cause distraction.
“Just last week, the caretaker committee approved monthly imprest for the institute, and its staff salaries are paid at the same time with that of the PDP staffers,” he said.
Adeyeye said the “fabrications” were payback from Ali, who was denied a visit to the institute in 2016 by Lanre Adebayo, the director general of PDI.
He added that Sheriff also proposed a meeting with members of staff of the PDP in December, but was turned down.