Dasukigate: I collected N100m not N500m for “campaign logistics” – Jim Nwobodo

A former governor of old Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo, has denied media reports that he collected the sum of N500million from the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmed Muazu.

Many chieftains of the former ruling party were fingered in the sharing of slush funds allegedly distributed by a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda.

Messrs. Dasuki and Yuguda are currently standing trial on charges of corruption.

But in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, Mr. Nwobodo said he only received the sum of N100million from the PDP for “campaign logistics” not from Mr. Dasuki.

“I have never met Sambo Dasuki. I know Yuguda as former minister, that is all. What happened was that I was invited alongside 15 leaders of PDP in the South East to the residence of Ahmed Muazu to collect the money allocated to our zone by the PDP.

“Three party leaders were selected from each of the five states of the South East. I was selected to lead a committee of 15 to collect the N100million, which was shared to each one of us for campaign logistics in our respective states.

Mr. Nwobodo, who is currently in New York for treatment, said his party, not former party chairman, Mr. Muazu gave him the money.

“I was surprised to hear that a report quoted me as saying I collected N500million from Muazu. This is sheer lie as I have never previously spoken to any journalist on this issue but today. So how come somebody concocted a figure and attributed it to me?

“It was PDP as party that shared the money for campaign not for our individual use,” he said.


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  • Hassan Lawal

    …..Baba run back home to collect your change from Yuguda,….,that guy is owning lot of people change oo…. ,including uncle Bode

    • Ashibogu

      Yuguda even shortchanged me. They asked him to give me 100K. Yet na only 5K the guy give me. The guy harsh no be small! The lesson from all that is going on is that there is no honouring among thieves. How PDP members will survive for the next four years is a matter to difficult for me to handle. Their own don kpafuka! Abuja go know peace. Even to pay rent go hard because dem no dey save. Na chop chop them be.

      • Hassan Lawal

        …thank you for your deep thought,they are the cause of the very artificially hiked rent in Abuja,its now most Landlords go hear am,oh boy free money no dey again,all men according to his ability……

        • Peter_Edo

          they are the cause of artificially hiked prices of EVERYTHING in nija. find something we sell for way above the international norm, and you find that that thing is a past time of crooks. houses, cars etc

      • Julius

        Uncle George got only $30,000.00. Imagine that. lolz. He is mad about that now.

  • favourtalk

    PMB will run you all dry base on the looters Funda taken from our pulse over the last 16years. What a great shame that we had PDP at the helm of affairs for the last year’s, they nearly collapse this country but God is greater than thier evil plans

  • ToriolaOlufemi

    The question to ask is how many of their supporters (die hard) got even a thousand naira from all the monies we’ve been hearing yet you’ll pdp power to the people. Gej na real scammer

    • tundemash

      Over to you Michelle Messi, Otile, Oleku, Fazino and other e-rats. For how much did u sell your destiny to Jim Nwobodo, Muazu, Dasuki and Dumbo Jo?

  • Johnson

    The deja vu season is upon us. Man years ago we heard incredible stories from politicians. Remember, Bakin Zuwo,( Government money in Government house is not stolen money). Buhari sure does have a way of turning our politicians into storytellers. Unfortunately for us, the stories are never pleasing.

    • olu_kay

      lol

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  • Chuks

    Jim Nwobodo, even at your age you are not tired of corruption and prison. There is a money laundering law passed by PDP senate, and most of you are ex governors, ex ministers, and ex legislators yet you are carrying N100 million cash in violation of this law. Now you have admitted you laundered cash, is it wrong to jail you according to the law, or will you shout witch hunting?

  • Maria

    “They shared the money”…Goats.

  • Spoken word

    another yam eater.

  • Julius

    Now, they are telling us that the PDP printed their own money ? . It was the PDP money, as if that was a legitimate reason for sharing the Nation’s money. Odilli said the same thing. I think papa George said the same thing. I think this is their song now. Na wa oo. I hope that will be their defense in court.

    • NoBeLie

      Lol

      • Julius

        Yes oo. Im sure some genius gave them that defense !

  • FreeNigeria

    Nigeria fake rich men, they are crazy beyond redemption.

  • Hackervirus

    Soon Dasuki will name @Hackervirus:disqus among the people who collected money from the arms scam deal…..

  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    Jim Nwobodo confesses to taking #100m from the party for sharing and there is no hospital to take care of his medical needs after spending four years as governor while intimidating Anambrans with his “Jim’s Vanguard” and his party strong-arming the citizens for the past sixteen years. Shame on you!

  • ALBERT

    It is a national disgrace and shame seeing great, grand fathers wrecking a nation and bleeding it to death. Jim as a former Governor, ex convict for financial mismanagement, ex senator, former Presidential candidate,( 2003) business man, Board chairman of Savannah Bank, cannot feign ignorance of the Money laundering laws of Nigeria. With Jim`s life experiences , he felt it was unnecessary to ask any questions about the origin of the money, since the PDP has a magic tree producing money or was minting its own money, a business conglomerate that owns the NNPC, NIMASA, PORTS, AIRPORTS, CBN. So they were invited as shareholders to collect their dividends. PMB should just complete what he started in 1984. Let all the witches be hunted, exposed and jailed.

  • Fadama

    Keep denying, Mr Jim. We never expected you to accept guilt. So, no surprises raised. Shame on PDP

  • Kitunde

    Why all of a sudden these folks are all abroad? Bode Goerge, London Nwobodo New York, This day owner US, Dizani London. There is a pattern here -mass exodus. is anyone of these alleged thieves ln Nigeria?

    • BABUYANMA

      They can run, but can’t hide.

    • New Nigerian

      Ma sugudu sugudu. Whoever want to run, let him run! …The net is already cast very wide to all UN countries. No problem

  • Arabakpura

    The PDP people like the word “Share” a lot! P D P, share the money!

  • tundemash

    Otile, Michelle Messi, Oleku, Fazino, can you mor0ns see that stealing has no tribal mark ? From Dumbo Jo to Dasuki to Yuguda to Dokpesi, Jim Nwonodo, Nduka Obiagbena.
    But when they want to confuse you idi0ts, they introduce ethnic sentiments.

  • MushinSpeaks

    PDP will know no peace; same man Jonathan used to campaign against APC shared in the arms loot…That you are old doesn’t stop you from vomiting the yam you looted…

  • ijelejames

    All the old crooks are coming out to account for their stealing. Insatiable lots. Shame on all of you and PDP. You are all nauseating. Old bags!

  • PeterPaul1

    I have no problem if PDP spent billions of dollars on the last election, as long as it wasn’t taken from our treasury. The money shared by these thieves was stolen from us by PDP; it was taken from our treasury. That is what drives me crazy here.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Jim Nwobodo and other corrupt elements that benefited from the extensive looting,stealing and embezzlement of our national patrimony should be be call for questioning by the DSS and EFCC to return their loots or be charged to court for partaking in the looting,stealing and embezzlement of our national funds and assets.

  • SAM .A

    These are the goats Jonathan had in mind when he introduced Goat , Yam and Corruption story , from today we shall be hearing story on TV, Social Media,Radio , internet and in the Courts on how Goat Sambo Dasuki , distributed and made Goat Yuguda the chief goat for sharing of yams , Goat Raymond Dokpesi had just secured bail , Goat Nwobodo and Goat Ewonbode George are disputing the fact that Goat Yuguda short changed them of number of yams .By the time PMB and the Courts finish the roll call Nigeria will be littered with Thousands of Goats of perdition who had eating Nigeria economy like LOCUST. Mr Jonathan was the goat breeder Ngozi and Dasuki were the goats rearer and mail supplier of yams.

  • Rommel

    Was this 100 million given to him in cash?

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    What does it matter how much he collected as long as it is now established that Dasuki sent money to Jim Nwobodo.