Over the past few months, it’s been operation “catch the thieves’ for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as they embark on a “no mercy” journey to the homes of money launderers in Nigeria. To add to their increasing list, the EFCC has arrested the immediate past acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus on the accusation of receiving buses illegally.
According to the PDP Director for New Media, Adeyanju Ayodeji, Mr. Secondus’ tenure as acting chairman of the party ended last week Monday, and the seat has been taken over by Ali Modu Sheriff who is now the party’s new National Chairman. However, Mr. Secondus has been instructed to return all the buses in his possession.
In a statement by the party’s National Legal Ddviser, Victor Kwon, the PDP Said the treatments against its key leaders by the Federal Government is oppressive and unfair.
“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 also said it was aware of plans to arrest and detain the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senate Minority Leader, Senator 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. 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 claimed.