The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has decried what it observed as the “oppressive and unfair treatments” against its key leaders by the Federal Government, following the arrest of the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a statement issued by the National Legal Adviser of the PDP, Victor Kwon, in Abuja, on Wednesday, the party noted that the arrest and detention of Secondus “is part of the grand script by the APC-led Federal Government to decimate the opposition.”
Recall that the the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh is currently being prosecuted in connection with $2.1 billion arms scam in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
“We are also aware that plans have been perfected by the Federal Government 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,” the PDP said in the statement.
“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.”