The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister, Theresa May, demaning their intervention over the what they call “growing” impunity and acts of oppression by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government.
A petition letter signed by its national chairman, Uche Secondus and made available to newsmen also accused the APC government of harassing and intimidating opposition figures, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The letter read: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, under this administration, has metamorphosed into a draconian agency, showing scant regard for the rule of law and respect for human rights.
“The commission has turned the process of investigation into a media event to embarrass and tarnish the image of key opposition figures and sub-national governments of the federation perceived to be averse to the whims and electoral interest of the ruling party.
“For instance, in flagrant disregard of the law, the EFCC suspended the operation of statutory bank accounts belonging to PDP-controlled State Governments of Akwa lbom, Benue and Rivers states.
“It might interest you to know that a clear reading of today’s political reality in our country shows a resolute desire by majority of Nigerians to vote out the Buhari administration in 2019, leading to the mass rallying on the platform of our party as the major opposition party; hence the desperate resort by government to muzzle and emasculate opposition in Nigeria ahead of the election. This includes the use of the EFCC to harass and attempt to force aspirants, particularly Presidential aspirants out of the race and reduce their capacity to raise funds through unending investigations and harassment of (potential) donors”.
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