NEWS DIGEST – Nigeria’s opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have issued a strong worded series of Tweet warning President Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over what it termed constant harassment of its members.
The NEWS DIGEST reports that former Governor of Kaduna state, Ramalan Yero was pictured with a placard with criminal inscription yesterday. He is accused of financial fraud with four others in a sum totalling 700million Naira.
The party through her official Twitter handle said; “We condemn in very strong terms the unrelenting media trial and persecution of opposition members and other perceived political opponents of the @APCNigeria, under the guise of fighting corruption.”
The party while lamenting the treatment of her members said they are in no way against fighting corruption:
“Whereas the PDP is in no way opposed to the fight against corruption, we are completely against @MBuhari ‘s resort to media trial, constant harassment, unlawful detention of opposition members, using various agencies, particularly, We reject the emerging trend by the @officialEFCC , wherein accused persons and individuals who are still under investigation on alleged corruption charges are paraded and forced to hang criminal tags, as meted out to former Kaduna State Governor Muktar Yero and others.”
“This desperation of @officialEFCC , working under the instruction of @MBuhari , to declare a guilty verdict on an accused persons without trial by the courts, all in the bid to bring perceived political opponents to public odium is totally and completely unacceptable,” the party said.
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