Erstwhile acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a weapon to subdue the opposition.
He bemoaned the arrest of most of the members of the party since the leadership of President Mohammadu Buhari. He stated that Buhari’s sole intention was to “kill” the party adding that there was no form of due process in the anti-graft war because it is one-sided.
“There is absolute absence of the rule of law in the pursuit of this anti-corruption crusade,” he said.
“We in the PDP are in total support of the anti-corruption fight but we believe that due process and the rule of law are not being followed.
“We are not in a garrison command structure, a person can be invited or arrested if he resists but the rule of law must be followed.
“We know there are ex-governors who are ministers now, why are they not probing them? Why are they not inviting them? It is absolutely wrong.The partiality is obvious now, and Nigerians know, the world now knows that the agenda of this government is to kill the PDP
“It is absolutely wrong to say PDP feels comfortable with corruption. Let me ask this question, if the PDP had no interest in fighting corruption, would we have set up the EFCC, ICPC (Independent Corrupt Practices Commission) and all other institutions?
He re-stated the parties total support of the anti-graft war.