Three months after the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, promised to make the account of the party public, he has yet to do so.
Ayu had in October last year promised to make public the income and expenditure account of the party public by December after its presentation to the National Executive Committee to mark the first anniversary of the National Working Committee led by him.
The national chairman pledged accusations of mismanagement of party funds by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who also alleged illegal payment of housing allowance to members of the NWC and members of staff at the party’s secretariat.
The controversy that the accusation generated resulted in the subsequent return of the alleged illegal funds to the party’s coffers by those affected.
In total, the sum of N1.3bn was approved by the party’s leadership for disbursement to the beneficiaries.
The decision was a sequel to a memo presented by the party’s National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, at a meeting attended by 13 members of the NWC, while six members sent in apologies.