Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, has accused the APC and the Federal Government of engaging in political witch-hunt in the name of fighting corruption.
The opposition party leader narrated how he honoured an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission only to be confronted with allegations of receiving some cars from his friend of 20 years, Jide Omokore.
Mr. Secondus admitted to have received the cars but denied knowledge of any crime the anti-graft agency is investigating.
“I want to state categorically that what I received from my friend, Jide Omokore were cars and buses supplied by a well-known car company, Skymit Motors apparently from a credit facility Mr Omokore has with the company. I don’t have any knowledge of the so-called transaction the investigators are alleging he had with NNPC.
“Against this background, it is most disheartening that the facts of the matter under investigation have been grossly misrepresented in the media, apparently under inducement by some political opponents in the APC particularly, a Minister from Rivers State.”
While chiding the party in government for what he termed violation of fundamental human rights of citizens, especially those considered to be members of the opposition, expressed confidence in the supremacy of rule of law in the country.
“I have been granted bail under very stringent conditions after 8 days in detention. Since the EFCC did not establish any case against me, I find my needless detention a clear case of witch-hunt and pure political persecution that has become a stock in trade of the APC government,” Mr. Secondus said.
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