The Senator Ali Modu-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday in Abuja accused the sacked national caretaker committee under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarfi of collecting N50m monthly subvention from governors of the party.
While speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, the Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Cairo Ojougboh, alleged that this was why the members of the committee which had been outlawed by the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, were unwilling to let go, adding that the caretaker committee was already crumbling.
He further said Makarfi was planning to clinch the party’s ticket for presidency in 2019.
According to Ojougboh, “The reason why the caretaker committee members are protesting is that they have seen that the table is now crumbling fast under their feet.
“All the organs of the party are cueing into the reconciliation and when the reconciliation pulls through, they are out and Senator Makarfi can only come as member of the Board of Trustees and so the N50m monthly subvention from governors will stop.
“They get subvention from the governors every month and when reconciliation happens, that subvention will stop.
“Secondly, Makarfi wants a situation where he will tailor-make and tailor-made the convention to suit his interest because he has come out to say that he will be contesting the presidency of the country.“