The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arrested former acting national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and current national deputy chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.
Though the EFCC has not made public reasons for the arrest, but the social media director of the PDP, Deji Adeyanju said via his twitter handle that Secondus was arrested because the EFCC wanted him to return some buses he received from an unnamed person.
Meanwhile, the PDP has condemned the arrest and detention of Secondus. In a statement issued by the party’s national legal adviser Victor Kwom, the PDP said the latest arrest was part of a grand design to cow it.
“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,” Kwom said.
HE said that the PDP had uncovered plans by the Federal Government to also 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.
Kwom concluded that the “war on the PDP and its leaders has indeed gone too far. It has now become a mockery of democratic practice.”
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