2015 Campaigns: Private Firm Demands N85m from PDP Over Debt

A private company, Silon Concepts Limited, has urged an Abuja Federal High Court to compel the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 2015 Campaign Organisation to pay her a cumulative sum of N85 million over an alleged N70 million debt that the party is owing her.

The party in the suit marked CV/2017/15 joined the Director-General of the party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation and its former National Chairman, Dr Ahmadu Ali, as a co-defendant.

It also joined Senator Nenadi Usman, the Director of Finance of the party’s campaign organization, as a co-defendant.

Silon Concepts Limited stated in its statement of claims that it made an offer to the PDP, through Ali’s office to do a voice SMS campaign broadcast for the 2015 presidential election campaign on February 3, and March 4.

The firm said its offer was accepted by the defendants on March 5, 2015, where they agreed to pay a one hundred million naira N100 million contract sum.

It also claimed that in accordance with the terms of agreement, the approved sum of one hundred million naira was to be paid before the kick-off of the project.

The firm, however, said only the sum of twenty million naira was released to it for the take-off with the defendants promising to pay the balance before the presidential election.

The plaintiff further claimed that it successfully executed the project with an assurance from the defendants that the balance would be paid within a short period.

It said the defendants could not pay the balance in spite of repeated demand but instead issued a cheque of Ten Million naira on March 19, 2015.

Mr Festus Keyamo, the plaintiff’s counsel, in the writ of summons, therefore, urged the court to grant an order compelling the defendants to pay the balance sum of seventy million naira.

Keyamo also prayed the court to grant an order compelling the defendants to pay the plaintiff an additional sum of fifteen million naira only being the cost of the suit.

He also urged the court to compel the defendants to pay the plaintiff an annual interest rate of 10 per cent on the sum of seventy million naira only until the said sum is fully paid.

The case whose process was made available to our correspondent on Thursday evening is not yet assigned to a judge of the court.

Author: newsadmin2

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