Pdp Laments Clampdown On Its Leaders, Decries Continued Detention Of Secondus, Says Ekweremadu, Akpabio Next
SAN FRANCISCO, February 24, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented what it described as the 'oppressive and unfair treatments' against its key leaders by the Federal Government.
This was contained in a statement signed by Barr. Victor Kwon, National Legal Adviser, PDP.
“The party alerts the nation that the arrest and detention of its Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is part of the grand script by the APC-led Federal Government to decimate the opposition,” the statement read.
“We are also aware that plans have been perfected by the Federal Government to arrest and detain the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party on imaginary charges.
“Indeed, intelligence available to the party shows that the Federal Government, using its various agencies, is bent on destroying any opposition to the ruling party as all indications show that the government is more interested in humiliating the PDP than fighting corruption.
“Finally, we state that this war on the PDP and its leaders has indeed gone too far. It has now become a mockery of democratic practice.”
So far, members of the party who have been arrested on allegations of corruption includes Haliru Bello Mohammed, Former Chairman; Raymond Dokpesi, party leader, South-South; Olisa Metuh, National Spokesperson; and, Abba Moro, a former Minister.