The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged the arrest by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of the Deputy Director General (Administration) of the PDP Presidential Campaign, Taminu Turaki.
According to the opposition party, Turaki had gone to the anti-graft agency upon invitation to endorse a bail document for the Director of Finance of the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar company, Alhaji Babalele Abdulahi, when he was arrested and detained.
Calling for his immediate and unconditional release, the opposition party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Monday, claimed that he was arrested for no just cause and that it was part of the alleged grand plot by the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to use state apparatus of power to intimidate PDP leaders and scuttle PDP’s determination to reclaim its acclaimed February 23 presidential election victory in court.
He said: “Since the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, expressed our unwavering determination to reclaim our victory at the tribunal, being armed with overwhelming evidence, our leaders have been subjected to escalated harassments, constant threats, blackmails, cajoling and contrivances by the APC to drop our legal option.
“It is instructive to state that Turaki was arrested and detained upon invitation by the EFCC to endorse a bail document for the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s company, Babalele Abdullahi, who was arrested earlier by the commission over flimsy allegations.”
Insisting that the APC and the Buhari presidency are fighting a lost battle, Ologbondiyan said no amount of harassment and threats will ever make the party buckle in its determination to take back its acclaimed mandate, in line with the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians.
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