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Harassment Of PDP Candidates: ‘Nigeria On A Keg Of Gunpowder’, Secondus Warns Magu


The Oasis Reporters

December 11, 2018

Prince Uche Secondus, PDP chairman .

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has spoken against the premeditated acts of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu saying that the country could explode any moment if he continues in his impunity.

“The country is in a keg of gunpowder at the moment as a result of your hatchet job for the ruling government and I warn you to get away from this illegitimate job of using instruments of state to harass and intimidate opponents.

Prince Secondus said that the Federal Government and the ruling party has listed critical players in opposition including himself, the PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, his Vice Peter Obi, the Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, other top party leaders and their associates for arrest on framed up crimes.

The National Chairman said that the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has made himself a willing tool to carry out the APC script on how to cage and crush the PDP.

This was contained in a statement signed by the media adviser to Prince Uche Secondus, Mr. Ike Abonyi which also says that available intelligence shows that the former Lagos state Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Akwa Ibom state Governor Godswill Akpabio are presiding over clandestine meetings and developing strategies for the APC which is aimed at freezing critical leaders of the opposition.

He said that aside arrest and detention of opposition leaders, their family members and business associates have been lined up for intimidation and harassment including freezing their business interests and their bank accounts.

The National Chairman described as an afterthought fabrication, the EFCC denial that the son of the PDP Presidential Candidate was not the target in the raid of an apartment housing him in Abuja insisting that the game plan privy to the party was clear on who was the ultimate target.

Prince Secondus reminded Nigerians that these acts of impunity is in *continuation of the embarrassment they caused our Presidential candidate and former Vice President of this country on November 11, 2019 when he was thoroughly searched at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by operatives of the state on his return from overseas on November 11, 2018.

“After that embarrassment and harassment which was aimed at intimidating the candidate and nothing incriminating was found on him, no apology was extended to him as a former number two citizen of the country.

“They followed it up with the freezing of the Bank account of our Vice Presidential Candidate as well as that of his friends and family members as part of a large scheme to keep the party distracted from its focus of regaining power in 2019.

According to the script, “the PDP will be brought to their knees so that by January they would be finally grounded with their leaders framed up and put behind bars.

The National Chairman said that in the script, APC and the federal Government believe that the party can only bark and not bite as observed in the case of Osun and Ekiti states while indeed they are set and determined for the worse rather than lose the election.

Prince Secondus is therefore warning that while the PDP believes and cherishes all ingredients of democracy including the rule of law, it cannot guarantee any situation that aims at cowing the opposition and aimed at thwarting the will of the Nigeria people.

He then chided Magu and other characters of his type who are willing to assist the APC in undermining democracy, to look back at history and know that the consequences are always not palatable.

Finally, “the National Chairman calls on all lovers of democracy and rule of law especially the international community to rein in President Buhari, Magu and the APC to observe the tenets of democracy that respects the sanctity of the opposition and human rights.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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