The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of witch-hunting its members and leaving out members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Prince Uche Secondus, the Acting National Chairman of PDP made this assertion during a meeting with the party members of the Senate at Legacy House, the party’s campaign office in Abuja.
“So far, statistics has shown that EFCC has only arrested members of our party, those who have served in previous government.
“But there are APC governors and members, who have served various governments, they have been left alone.
“We believe that a government that is serious with anti corruption crusade cannot be one sided or selective. It should be holistic,’’ Secondus said.
He called on the EFCC to also investigate APC governors rather than targeting only PDP ex-governors and ex-ministers.
“We have seen on the pages of newspapers allegation from Lagos and Rivers states on the ex-governors. What is EFCC doing to those allegations?” Secondus asked.
Furthermore, he explained that the NWC was prepared to work with the PDP senate leadership to make sure that they were successful while adding that the party was pleased with the process with which key positions in the Assembly were appointed.
Earlier, Godswill Akpabio, who led the delegates, said the aim of the visit was to appreciate the NWC for endorsing decision of PDP senate caucus that led to their emergence as senate leaders.
Akpabio, who managed to snatch the position of the Senate Minority Leader despite being a first time senator, said that the senate PDP caucus unanimously endorsed the action of the NWC so far since May 29.
“We are very proud working with your committee, and today we pass a vote of confidence on the NWC under the leadership of Sencondus.
“We are saying that we are behind you as ambassadors of the senate; we will do our best, positively to project the image of PDP,’’ Akpabio said.
He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to work with everyone despite their party affiliations and condemned the Department of the State Security Services (DSS) for interfering with electoral matters by detaining INEC officials only in states being controlled by PDP.
He listed Akwa-Ibom, Abia and Rivers as states most harassed by the DSS while INEC officials in APC controlled states were not invited for interrogation.
“No country in the world can claim they have a democracy when it does not have vibrant and viable opposition.
“So any group aiming to kill opposition party does not believe in democracy,’’ Akpabio said.
Other members of the delegates include Sen. Abiodun Olujimi, the Senate Deputy Minority Whip and Sen. Philip Aduda, among others.