The Lead Consultant of Linas International Limited, the consultants for the recovery of over deductions from Paris and London clubs debt buy back funds, Prince Ned Nwoko, Saturday alleged that the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) demanded and received the sum of $100 million to prosecute elections in some states.
Nwoko was reacting to the flurry of allegations and claims trailing his personal and company’s demands for the payment of services fee from the state governments and local government councils in the country.
Addressing the media in Abuja, Nwoko described recent outbursts of the NGF on the matter as “noise”, adding that a former chairman of the forum told him that the money was needed to prosecute elections in Bauchi, Ekiti and Ondo states.
He also alleged that when he submitted a bill of $350 million as the consultancy fee, the state governors demanded to be paid 50 percent of it before it could be honored.
According to him, the Ministry of Justice intervened and the governors eventually received the sum of $100 million.
Nwoko revealed that the money being owed to the consultants was $68 million and not $418 million that has been in public space.
According to him, the consultants had nothing to do with $418 million, which he said must be a miscalculation.
He absolved the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami of any wrongdoing as he said the minister was only trying to ensure that the law was obeyed.Nwoko stated that the agreements and judgment being executed were reached before the advent of the present administration.