Just hours after the minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed, released a list of alleged tresury looters, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus has swiftly reacted to the list. Secondus, whose name was on, the list challenged the minister to prepare to defend his allegations in court.
Mr Mohammed had released the list which contained six names at a news briefing on Friday afternoon, a day after the opposition PDP challenged the Federal Government to name members of the party who it has repeatedly accused of looting with evidence or keep quiet.
The list, described by the minister as “a tip of the iceberg”, contained six names with that of the PDP national chairman’s name tops.
The information minister alleged that on February 19, 2015, Mr Secondus took N200m from the office of the National Security Adviser.
Mr Secondus, however, challenged Mr Mohammed “to be ready to establish his allegations in court immediately”.
“For the purposes of some gullible public, Prince Secondus never collected any money from the NSA under any guise,” a statement by the PDP national Chairman’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr Ike Abonyi, read in part.
Secondus said the agenda of the minister is to damage his reputation and distract him from serving his party but he has failed woefully.