Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, has said his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to Port-Harcourt, last week Tuesday, was to throw light on how the N700 million Jonathan campaign fund for Edo was spent, he told journalists in Benn, Edo State capital.
He explained that he was not in a position to know the source of the money, insisting that the fund was used for the presidential and National Assembly elections in Edo State.
“Yes, I was invited by EFCC to say all I know about the campaign fund. I was not in position to know where or how the money came”, he said.
He, however, commended the EFCC officials for being courteous and professional in their investigation.
He noted he was never manhandled or ill tested by the anti graft agency within the time he spent with them.
Meanwhile, he accused the Edo state government of disbursing the N2bn Central Bank Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Fund, to woo APC members and delegates to support a particular aspirant in the coming governorship election in the state, September.
Chief Orbih stated that Governor Adams Oshiomhole said last week that he had disbursed the fund to 10,000 beneficiaries across the state.
Chief Orbih however faulted the claim, saying “a state government will resort to all sorts of tactics to see whether it can survive.
“That money, I am informed and I believe it that it is to woo APC members and delegates to support the candidature of a particular aspirant in APC,” Orbih alleged.
He claimed the said money never got to those who were supposed to benefit from the scheme.