Secondus' arrest: Buhari, APC plot to arrest Ekweremadu, Akpabio, says PDP

By The Citizen

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that the ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in tandem with federal government are going after their party leaders.

PDP made the claim in a statement issued to alert the public of the arrest of its deputy national chairman, Uche Secondus.

In the statement by the party's national legal adviser, Victor Kwon, the party described Secondus' arrest as 'the oppressive and unfair treatments against its key leaders by the Federal Government'.

'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 party said.

The party said it has learnt of plans to arrest and detain its other leaders like the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio and others on what it described as 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,' the party said.

It could be recalled that operatives of the EFCC on Tuesday night arrested Secondus from his Abuja home and detained him overnight in its facility.

A top official of the anti-graft agency said in confidence that the 25 exotic cars worth overt N300 million were discovered in the course of interrogating Jide Omokore, the embattled promoter of Atlantic Energy Concepts Limited, who had been in EFCC detention for the second week over bogus oil deals worth billions of Naira.