The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been urged by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) to look into allegations that the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, misappropriated the party’s funds to the tune of more than N20 billion just six months after taking office.
The protest by unpaid staff members at the party secretariat, who charged the chairman of corruption, served as the inspiration for HURIWA’s request. According to a statement from HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, the APC chairman reportedly approved housing and vehicle benefits for himself and other members of the party’s National Working Committee for a period of four years because he (Adamu) “knows he can’t stay long in that secretariat.”
Ireport247 reports that HURIWA stated that the recent APC national convention form sales generated over N39 billion; out of which the party leadership had already spent over N20 billion.
In a statement dated October 30, 2022, Adamu was further charged with removing party secretariat directors in order to mask his tracks while ostensibly cleansing the institution. “HURIWA calls on anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate the allegations of fraud running into billions; including payments of four-year upfront allowance by the APC.
“A former Director of Administration of the party, Abubakar Suleiman, publicly accused Adamu of being economical with the truth when he said the Mai Bala Buni administration did not owe N7.5bn as claimed by Adamu; stating that all arrears were cleared before Adamu took over.“