PDP tack­les Osh­iom­hole over EFCC com­ment

Daily Trust - - ISLAMIC FORUM - By Saawua Terzungwe

The Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) has de­scribed as ‘pre­pos­ter­ous’ the re­cent state­ment by Gover­nor Adams Osh­iom­hole of Edo State that its gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date, Pas­tor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, be ar­rested be­fore the elec­tions.

Gover­nor Osh­iom­hole had last Wed­nes­day, at the APC cam­paign flag-off for Edo North at Auchi, re­port­edly said, “the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC) should do its job and make the PDP can­di­date face the mu­sic for col­lect­ing N700 mil­lion of the Da­suki Arms fund.”

But a state­ment, yes­ter­day, by the spokesman of the PDP na­tional care­taker com­mit­tee, Prince Dayo Adey­eye said Osh­iom­hole’s state­ment con­firmed that the an­ti­cor­rup­tion war of the present ad­min­is­tra­tion is “noth­ing but a par­ti­san po­lit­i­cal agenda to in­tim­i­date, sup­press and si­lence the PDP.”

The party stated that it would not tol­er­ate any ha­rass­ment, in­tim­i­da­tion and op­pres­sion of its can­di­date in the Edo gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion.

The PDP called on the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) govern­ment at both state and fed­eral lev­els to play by the rules, claim­ing that “all the great works done by the PDP ad­min­is­tra­tion to en­sure the sanc­tity of the bal­lot box have been vir­tu­ally de­stroyed by the APC ad­min­is­tra­tion.”

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