The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately unfreeze the private account of its governorship aspirant in the September 22, 2018 Osun election, Senator Nurudeen Adeleke, and those of his family members, including music star, David Adeleke (Davido).
The party, in a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the action as oppressive, tyrannical, provocative and a direct recipe for crisis in the state.
The PDP also directed its members, including state governors, officials at zonal and state chapters, national and states Assembly members, all presidential and governorship aspirants, as well as other stakeholders, particularly in the southwest zone, to immediately commence movement into Osun State with their political machinery to campaign and support the PDP candidate.
The party, however, said freezing the Adelekes’ accounts by an agency of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government, a week to governorship election, underscored the fact that APC is mortally afraid, and has been seeking ways to undermine its electoral fortunes.
“Such savage attack on innocent citizens confirms the viciousness of the Buhari-led APC administration to use any means whatsoever to subjugate Nigerians and appropriate power to itself at all cost.
“Does it not smack of political brutality that President Buhari approved the secret release of N16.6bn to Osun APC to pay thugs to manhandle voters and rig the election, while EFCC is unleashed to freeze the legitimate account of our candidate and his family, not minding the collateral damage such would have on millions that benefit from the family’s goodwill?”