2019: PDP raises alarm over plot to clampdown Atiku, Obi, others

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has alerted Nigerians and the  Chairman of the Economic  and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu that the country could explode any moment if he continues in his alleged impunity.

He said “the country is in a keg of a 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 through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ike Abonyi on Monday, also alleged 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 frame 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.

He revealed 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.

According to the statement, “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.

“These acts of impunity is in continuation of the embarrassment they caused our Presidential candidate and former Vice President of this country on Novemeber 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.

“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.

He also alleged that APC plans was that “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.

He warned 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 thwart the will of the Nigeria people.

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