The Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that factional chairman, Ahmed Makarfi collects N50 million from governor-members of the party every month.
The accusation was made by Deputy Chairman of the Sheriff faction, Cairo Ojougboh during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, March 13.
“The reason why the caretaker committee members are protesting is that they have seen that the table is now crumbling fast under their feet,” he said.
“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,” he added.
Ojougboh also alleged that Makarfi was planning to contest the 2019 presidential elections on the PDP’s platform.
The PDP has been torn apart by a leadership crisis since it attempted to remove Sheriff as Chairman in May 2016.
However, the Court of Appeal ruled in February 2017 that Sheriff is the rightful leader of the party.