An allegation has been leveled against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the government of President Buhari.
And it’s from the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party is alleging that a plot has been put in motion by the government through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to arrest some members of the party on trump up charges.
The author of this statement, Dayo Adeyeye, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, states that the anti-graft agency intends to pick up their members before this year ends on fake charges.
What Adeyeye termed needless onslaught is believed to be ongoing already, according to the statement, five members of the PDP, have already been illegally arrested and are being detained by EFCC without any charge preferred against them.
“Who the rest 45 members to be picked up are, we cannot say in the immediate. However, we are by no means scared of the persecution by the Buhari Administration as we are sure that the daylight is about to break after the dark night of the APC administration.”
“We wish to state clearly that what is ongoing under the Buhari Administration is not a fight against corruption but an attempt at using members of the PDP as scapegoats and cover up for the ineffectual anti-corruption agenda of the current government.”
“The current wave of arrests, therefore, has nothing to do with the failed anti-corruption war but everything with 2019 elections. Having failed on all it’s major election planks and with nothing to show for its over thirty months in office, the APC government has come to the conclusion that the only way to prevent its inevitable defeat at the polls in 2019, is to hound, harass, intimidate and suppress members of our party into submission.”
The statement states the PDP’s firm resolve to “remain irrepressible and will not bow to any tyranny.”
“The APC has already thrown away its chances in the 2019 elections by its non-performance. No amount of intimidation and harassment of the opposition will improve its fortunes.”