Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:34 am
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday arrested former acting national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus.
He was reportedly arrested over accusation that he received some exotic cars from billionaire businessman, Jide Omokorare who has been under investigation of the anti graft agency. EFCC has not given reason for the arrest.
In a statement, the party’s national legal adviser, Victor Kwon, confirmed the arrest which he described “the oppressive and unfair treatments against its key leaders by the Federal Government”.
“The party alerts the nation that the arrest and detention of its Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is part of the grand script by the APC-led Federal Government to decimate the opposition,” the party said.
The party said it has learnt of plans to arrest and detain its other leaders like the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio and others on what it described as imaginary charges”.
“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,” the party said.