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‘APC is using power anyhow,’ PDP governors respond to spokesman’s handcuffing


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January.22.2016

Governor-members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of lifting itself above Nigeria.

The PDP governors also said that the recent handcuffing of the party’s spokesman, Olisa Metuh was an attempt to ridicule the party.

This was contained in a statement released by the Coordinator of the PDP governors Forum, Osaro Onaiwu on January 21, 2016.

It reads:

“The only reasonable conclusion we have reached is that the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions of state have allowed themselves to be dictated to by a single vindictive authority which takes pleasure in using power anyhow and in anyway in gross abuse of the constitution, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and human liberty.”

“The cuffing of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP exemplifies a terrible decay of power by the APC regime which sees itself bigger than the democratic state, Nigeria, which brought it to power.”

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Forum is not against the anti-corruption mantra of the present regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, but we insist it must be within the ambit of our constitution and appropriate laws.”

“Any other means is a descent into fascism with its attendant consequences in the long run.”

Metuh was taken to court the Abuja Federal High Court in handcuffs to face charges of money laundering after allegedly accepting N400 million from former National Security Adviser(NSA), Sambo Dasuki who is also being tried for corruption.

He has been granted bail to the tune of N400 million and is currently being remanded at the Kuje Prisons.

 

Article Credit: PulseNg

Updated 2 Years ago
 

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