Between April and June 2, the anti-graft commission has frozen accounts of some ex-governors, former ministers and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders who were said to have shared or benefitted from an alleged N23 billion campaign funds, distributed to states, to enhance the electoral fortunes of the party by former Petroleum Resources minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Similarly, it was gathered that each of the 36 states benefitted between N450 million and N950 million from the campaign funds used to prosecute the 2015 general elections. It was further gathered that the EFCC is in a dilemma over the alleged involvement of about six serving governors in the campaign funds. It was learnt that the sitting governors got involved either as state chief executives then, or as gubernatorial candidates of the PDP.
The commission is, however, hamstrung as it concerns the sitting governors, owing to constitutional immunity from criminal prosecution, part of which excludes them from interrogation as long as they remain governors.