The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is demanding the immediate and unconditional release of the Deputy Director General (Administration) of its Presidential Campaign Organization, Tanimu Turaki, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr. Turaki, who was a presidential aspirant under the PDP, was allegedly arrested today by operatives of the EFCC for no stated reason, according to the party.
In a statement, the PDP claimed that “Turaki’s arrest and detention is part of the grand plot by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use state apparatus of power to intimidate PDP leaders”.
D rate at which PDP members are being arrested & detained, l fear dt if care is not taken, Atiku himself will in no distant a day, will be arrested.
Truth is, APC are afraid that PDP is heading for d court to challenge d elections results. D disgrace dt will follow is hunting dm
— Samuel Oladipo (@SamuelOladipo8) March 5, 2019
It said, “Since the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP expressed our unwavering determination to reclaim our victory at the tribunal, being armed with overwhelming evidence, our leaders have been subjected to escalated harassments, constant threats, blackmails, cajoling and contrivances by the APC to drop our legal option.”
According to the PDP, the former minister under the Goodluck Jonathan administration was arrested and detained after being invited by the EFCC to endorse a bail document for the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s company, Babalele Abdullahi, who was arrested on Saturday by the commission over alleged money laundering.
The vowed that it would pursue its decision to challenge the outcome of the presidential election in court to its logical end.
…but Buhari @MBuhari too WENT to court (even SUPREME COURT) three times (2003, 2007, 2011). Why is he and his bloodsuckers @OfficialAPCNg scared about the people's President @atiku going to court?
@theresa_may @realDonaldTrump @SecPompeo @mike_pence @VP @eucopresident @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/XRvNXdscnJ
— Time4Truth (T4T) (@realvictorad) March 5, 2019