In a statement released by the party on Wednesday February 24, through its National Legal Adviser, Mr. Victor Kwom, stated that the arrest and detention of its Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was part of the grand script by Buhari’s administration to decimate the opposition.
They also said they were aware of the federal government’s plan to arrest its other key leaders like Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Sen. Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party on imaginary charges.
“We are also aware that plans have been perfected by the Federal Government to arrest and detain the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu; Senate Minority Leader, Sen. 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.
“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.”
Uche Secondus, who was the former Acting Chairman and presently the Deputy National Chairman of the party was arrested yesterday by the EFCC. According to an EFCC source, the PDP chieftain’s arrest was in connection with an ongoing investigation involving Jide Omokore, owner of Atlantic Energy Concepts Limited.
“It was Omokore’s probe that exposed Secondus and we had to go after him. It was in the process of trying to trace where Omokore’s money went to that we found that exotic cars worth over N300 million were bought for distribution to PDP top shots.
“Records show that he (Secondus) was the man who received the vehicles and we really want to know why he got the cars, what they were meant for and who the beneficiaries were.”