A group known as Buhari Media Support Group, an organisation which claims to be dedicated to promoting President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda for change, has charged the Peoples Democratic Party to appoint a formidable legal team to head to London and defend ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The BMSG in a statement in Abuja Friday, reminded the PDP of its previous allegations that the anti-corruption war was a political witch-hunt against political opponents.
In the statement, which was signed by Muhamma Labno and Chief Cassidy Madueke, coordinator and secretary respectively, the BMSG wondered why the opposition PDP had yet to accuse the UK police of witch-hunt for daring to investigate the ex-minister.
Alison-Madueke was arrested last week in London by the National Crime Agency for money laundering and bribery but was later released on bail.
The statement by the BMSG said, “The BMSG notes that President Buhari could not have told the British police how to do their job, or dictated to them to arrest innocent people and charge them to court merely because they were part of the unseated PDP government”.
“The BMSG recalls that the PDP has repeatedly sought to discredit the anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari administration, stressing that the president would never cause to or pencil down anybody for investigation or trial when there is no evidence linking them to wrongdoing”, it added.
The group noted that as a man who is conscious of his integrity, President Buhari would be the last person to link innocent people to crimes they didn’t commit and expressed surprise that the PDP leaders abandoned Alison-Madueke to her fate in London, despite her loyalty to the party.
It, therefore, advised the PDP to stop discrediting the anti-corruption war, adding that it was wrong for the party to accuse President Buhari of using the crusade as witch-hunt of his perceived political enemies.
The group added that the consequences of corruption harm the larger society, regardless of whether they are members or supporters of the governing All Progressives Congress or the PDP.
It further advised the PDP leaders to sincerely and patriotically join hands with the federal government to make Nigeria better