Campaign, Senator Bukola Saraki, by the All Progressives Congress
(APC)-led Federal Government.
According to a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, “The PDP
expresses concern that the APC-led Federal Government is now using the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to hound the Senate
President in a clear case of a political witch-hunt.
“The PDP alerts that the fresh siege against Senator Saraki is part of
the larger plot for a renewed clamp-down on key opposition figures and
perceived political opponents of the APC administration, particularly,
to frustrate the determination to retrieve our stolen Presidential
mandate at the tribunal.
“The party says nothing else can explain the Federal Government’s
obnoxious and distasteful resort to intimidation and evidence-fishing,
just to nail Senator Saraki at all costs, even when nothing
incriminating has been found in his stewardship as Governor of Kwara
state, after several investigations.
“The Federal Government is hounding Senator Saraki even after he has
been prosecuted but discharged and acquitted by the Supreme Court
after the government failed to substantiate claims of false asset
declaration against him.
“The PDP holds that this renewed witch-hunt tailored against Senator
Saraki and perceived opposition leaders further confirms that the
Buhari Presidency and the APC have become frenetic over the
overwhelming evidence that our party will present at the Presidential
Election Petitions Tribunal.
“Moreover, our party already has information on how certain elements
in the APC have plotted to cash in on the new siege to harm key
leaders of our party, under a certain guise.
“The APC is called upon to note that Nigerians are already aware of
the truth in all issues leading to this renewed harassment of the
Senate President. We insist that no harm must come to Senator Saraki
or any member of his family.
“The PDP, therefore, cautions the Federal Government to retrace its
steps on this new plot against opposition leaders in our polity.