PDP tackles Oshiomhole over EFCC comment
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.”