Buhari 'President plotting to render PDP politically irrelevant,' Party Chieftain

He said the anti-corruption crusade is characterized by gross impunity, selectivity and high-handedness.

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The factional Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Soji Adagunodo, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to render the party politically irrelevant with his anti-corruption war.

He said the anti-corruption crusade is characterized by gross impunity, selectivity and high-handedness, adding that the President uses it to boost the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general election.

The politician said this in a statement issued on Monday, July 4.

“It is becoming evident daily that the Buhari administration is using its much-vaunted war against graft as a tool to decimate the camp of those who disagree with him on any issue and ensure that they remain politically irrelevant as another general election draws nearer," he said.

“An objective assessment of the anti-corruption war, so far, shows a lack of sincerity. It shows clear partisanship and apparent vendetta exhibited in the way the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission picks its targets, depending mainly on whether they are in agreement or in opposition to the politics of the President.”

He buttressed that the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ignored calls for the interrogation and prosecution of two ministers under Buhari despite petitions and documentary evidence against them.

"We are convinced that what the Buhari administration seeks to do is to stifle dissenting voices and make political opposition weaker in order to have a smooth sail in the 2019 general election.

"This appears to be the only option for a party that has not and may not make any meaningful difference in the social-economic life of the citizens in the next three years. This is an option Nigerians must collectively reject in the interest of our dear nation,” Adagunodo said.

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The PDP Chieftain however insists that the former governors who are now Ministers - Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Rotimi Amaechi must be investigated to justify the probe of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and a former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore,

 

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