The Peoples Democratic Occasion has mentioned the regime led by the President, Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his ruling All Progressives Congress is utilizing safety companies, significantly the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee “to hound and harass PDP leaders in a renewed transfer to cow and weaken opposition formation forward of the 2023 basic elections.”
The opposition occasion mentioned the transfer goals to coerce its members to abdicate the mandate of the individuals and be part of the APC.
This was disclosed in a press release titled, ‘2023: PDP Accuses APC of Utilizing EFCC To Hound Opposition, Dissenting Voices,’ signed by the PDP Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
In line with the assertion, “Our occasion, nevertheless, states that no quantity of intimidation, harassment and use of anti-graft companies to clampdown on its leaders on trump up corruption expenses can cow or make the PDP give up or abdicate the mandate already given to it by Nigerians to steer within the effort to rescue our nation come 2023.
“The APC is aware of that it has been rejected by Nigerians having failed woefully and that there isn’t any manner it could possibly win elections underneath any situation.
“As such, it seeks to make use of the state equipment of energy to decimate and muzzle opposition and dissenting voices and foist an anti-democratic scenario on Nigerians.
“A part of this heinous plot by the APC is to make use of the EFCC to bully, harass and hound PDP leaders, who’re rallying Nigerians for the duty forward, with a view to coercing them to abdicate the mandate of the individuals and be part of the APC.
“This explains why the EFCC and different safety companies have been harassing PDP leaders equivalent to former Senate President Bukola Saraki, former PDP state governors, together with the previous governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, former governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, his Kano State counterpart, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and different key PDP leaders, on trump up expenses, whereas their counterparts within the APC with related allegations in addition to others who had defected to the APC are shifting round freely.
“Even corrupt officers of the APC administration, who’re looting our nationwide treasury, are doing so freely, underneath Buhari’s watch.
“Moreover, our occasion has been made conscious of plots by the APC administration to make use of the EFCC to additional harass outspoken PDP chieftains in a bid to muzzle our occasion, pressure a one-party state and deny Nigerians a voice to problem the atrocities of the APC and its administration.
“We alert Nigerians of what number of of our leaders are being harassed by emissaries of the APC in a bid to get them to compromise their stand towards the corrupt and inept APC administration.
“If the APC had executed nicely; if it had not devastated Nigerians and introduced a lot ache to the individuals; if the APC had managed our nationwide assets nicely as a substitute of partaking in unbridled treasury looting, stealing over N15 trillion naira and turning our nation into the poverty capital of the world; if APC had not compromised our nationwide safety and threw our nation open to bandits, insurgents and terrorists, would it not not be celebrating by now as a substitute of this plot to pressure the individuals to submission?
“In all, the APC ought to know that their evil enterprise can’t bend our leaders or sway Nigerians to jettison their willpower to oust the APC from workplace in any respect ranges throughout the nation, come 2023.
Nigerians already know that they’re saddled with a “failed President” and his “failed APC” for the remaining of his second and last time period which can finish in 2023.
“Nonetheless, the PDP calls on the EFCC Chairman to shortly insulate the fee from APC’s manipulative enterprise, which ruined the previous management of the fee, particularly as this clampdown can’t save the APC in 2023.”