The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned what it called renewed harassment of the Senate President Bukola Saraki, by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.
The main opposition party in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary alleged that the Federal Government is now using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to hound the Senate President in a clear case of a political witch-hunt.
“The PDP alerts that the fresh siege against Senator Saraki is part of the larger plot for a renewed clamp-down on key opposition figures and perceived political opponents of the APC administration, particularly, to frustrate the determination to retrieve our stolen Presidential mandate at the tribunal.”
The party further pointed that nothing else can explain the Federal Government’s alleged intimidation and evidence-fishing, just to nail Saraki at all costs, even when nothing incriminating has been found in his stewardship as Governor of Kwara state, after several investigations.
“The Federal Government is hounding Senator Saraki even after he has been prosecuted but discharged and acquitted by the Supreme Court, after the government failed to substantiate claims of false asset declaration against him.
“The PDP holds that this renewed witch-hunt tailored against Senator Saraki and perceived opposition leaders further confirms that the Buhari Presidency and the APC have become frenetic over the overwhelming evidence that our party will present at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.”
According to Ologbondiyan, PDP already has information on how certain APC members have plotted to cash in on the new siege to harm key leaders of our party, under a certain guise.
“The APC is called upon to note that Nigerians are already aware of the truth in all issues leading to this renewed harassment of the Senate President. We insist that no harm must come to Senator Saraki or any member of his family.
“The PDP therefore cautions the Federal Government to retrace its steps on this new plot against opposition leaders in our polity.”