Alleged Plan To Arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu Frivolous - APC
The All Progressives Congress has described the Peoples Democratic Party's alarm about an alleged plan by the Federal Government to arrest and harass the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, as hogwash and baseless.
The APC’s response on fears concerning the arrest of Saraki and Ekweremadu followed the PDP’s claims of alleged plots by security agencies to arrest the duo to effect a change in the leadership of the Senate.
“Apart from plots to arrest and detain Saraki and Ekweremadu, the PDP has also been made aware of plans to use the EFCC and security forces to clamp down on their family members, including their wives and siblings as well as close associates, all in the effort to weaken their resolve,” read a statement issued by the PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday.
Responding to the claim through a statement issued by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the ruling party said it had thought that by now, “the PDP would be tired of its lame opposition strategy of false alarms, baseless and frivolous accusations.
” The APC, however, added that both men were not above arrest should they be found to run foul of the law at any time.
“The Peoples Democratic Party in its latest round of bogus claims has alleged that the Federal Government plans to arrest the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu,” the APC deposed.
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He said President Buhari’s administration has repeatedly demonstrated its strict adherence to the rule of law.
“Clear conscience fears no accusation. Why are PDP leaders afraid of arrest if their conscience is clear? All law-abiding citizens or residents of the country have nothing to fear about arrest.
‘’However, nobody, no matter how highly placed, will escape the full wrath of the law if he or she runs foul of our laws.
“If the Senate President and the tree-climbing Senator are facing criminal charges in our law courts and his deputy has explanations to make to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for acquisition of numerous properties in Nigeria and abroad through questionable sources, the President Buhari-led APC administration has nothing to do with them,” he added.
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