Earlier today, Punch Newspaper exclusively published the report. In it, they said Mr. President has asked his party, PDP, and government officials who handled campaign funds to refund monies not spent, or those not judiciously expended. It also said he has also set
up a committee of 5 to get those with the funds to return them. Jonathan was disturbed that despite giving campaign coordinators, ministers, special advisers, close aides and friends, support groups and traditional rulers over N2trn in cash, most of them could not deliver their polling booths and local governments. .
He was said to have been further irked by the results of an investigation he ordered. The probe showed that some coordinators used campaign funds to buy very expensive properties, especially in Abuja, and luxury cars. A source within the presidency said: “Some ministers did not get less than N20bn each. None of them can deny it because this fact isn’t hidden within government circles. The only problem with such monies is that there is no receipt to show that they collected money.
The President is not happy. They all went property and car shopping. This was the most expensive election in the history of this country, yet there was no result. The sad part was that even after the President lost on March 28, more money was given to all of them to make up for the dismal outing by winning their states during the April 11 elections.
Some pro-Jonathan support groups received about N16bn. In Lagos, a popular PDP chieftain who lost in his polling booth reportedly received $50m in cash a few days before the governorship elections. Lagos was a show of shame. A few days to the governorship poll, about $150m was received in cash by about five top campaign coordinators.”….. we like blowing things out of proportion in 9ja. How much is d money dt we r ranting.