Former Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Ramalan Yaro alongside Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Kano state, Alhaji Salihu Sagir Takai, have both been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision. (EFCC)
The arrest which was made on Monday, is in connection to the N23bn campaign fund former Petroleum minister, Dieziani Alison- Madueke shared. Reports have it that the pair were held and interrogated overnight at the EFCC zonal office in Kano.
Sources also confirm that Alhaji Auwalu Ibrahim Danzabuwa, the PDP’s secretary in Kano, was also arrested.
Alhaji Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, PDP Chieftain in Kano, has revealed however that they are trying to meet the bail conditions laid down by the anti-graft agency.
According to Kwankaso:
If the commission is serious about the fight against corruption, it should extend its operation to some APC members because they too shared campaign money during last general elections. This campaign fund is a tradition in Nigerian politics and all political parties did the same thing in 2015 election.
On Monday, some operatives of the commission have stormed our party’s campaign office and conducted a search. They were accompanied by the party’s secretary Auwalu Ibrahim Danzabuwa to our office for the search. This is injustice being mated against PDP members.