As if the recent unceremonious ouster from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party national Chairmanship, not enough, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited a factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, for questioning on the 2015 presidential campaign funds of the PDP an unconfirmed report by TheEagleOnline report suggests
Sheriff was believed to have benefitted from the funds released by the Presidency for the reelection bid of the then President Goodluck Jonathan.
News Punch has learnt from source that the EFCC, which has been inviting and retrieving huge sums voted for the 2015 presidential election from various political actors, asked Sheriff to report to its Borno State Office in Maiduguri. The invitation, it was gathered, was extended to Sheriff on Tuesday.
Our source revealed however that, there has been no official confirmation of the development by the EFCC.
But a top notch of the commission told our source that Sheriff is being expected at the Maiduguri office of the Commission.
This, the source explained, was because the funds so collected was picked up in Borno State.
Most of the funds traced to political gladiators involved in the presidential election had been picked up at the Fidelity Bank Plc branches in state capitals across the country.
The money has been traced to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke, who deposited $115 million in Fidelity Bank Plc, through its now sacked Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nnamdi Okonkwo.
Th money was then changed into Naira for distribution to top chieftains of the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The former Borno governor currently battling his party to remain as chairman following his sack recently.