Ekweremadu: APC tele-guiding EFCC, ICPC against opposition

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the open directive by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to quickly conclude the investigation and prosecution of key opposition leaders before the 2019 elections, has further confirmed that the agencies have been compromised and are being teleguided by the ruling party against the opposition. In a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary In Abuja on Sunday, the party particularly drew the attention of Nigerians and the international community to APC’s direct directive to the EFCC to drag in Deputy Senate Ike Ekweremadu on trumped-up charges, stampede his prosecution and put him out of circulation before the 2019 elections. The PDP noted that it was not a mere coincidence that EFCC’s invitation to Ekweremadu was dated July 24, 2018, the same morning his residence and that of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, was simultaneously besieged by EFCC operatives and hundreds of policemen, in a failed attempt to illegally impeach them. ALSO READ: Governors hire lawyers to challenge EFCC in security votes probe“Being unable to find Ekweremadu wanting in its many probes, the APC now relies on procured cooked-up allegations in a bid to get at him at all cost. “While the PDP is not in any way against the war against corruption in our country, we reject the illegal use of the EFCC and ICPC as political tools by the APC to harass, intimidate and drag down opposition members, in their failed bid to weaken the opposition ahead of the 2019 general elections.”The party urged Nigerians to hold the APC and Buhari Presidency responsible, should any harm befall any PDP leader as we approach the 2019 elections.

August 19, 2018 18:00 UTC

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