President Muhammadu Buhari has been accused of using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a tool to oppress the opposition. The PDP berated the president over the arrest of Senator Iyiola Omisore yesterday.
Its spokesman, Prince Diran Odeyemi said the development was a “witch-hunt”, wondering why the federal government was “shielding” members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from prosecution.
Odeyemi said Buhari was keen on silencing the opposition, adding that his anti-corruption fight “would continue to be a ruse, in-as-much-as many corrupt people within the ruling party, APC are not exposed and prosecuted”.
“The ruling All Progressives Congress, at present, has in its fold, some of the most corrupt individuals that other parties, including PDP found rather too dirty to be accommodated, and yet they are being covered with the party’s duvet.
“Today, Buhari is keeping Femi Fani-Kayode, Esther Nenadi Usman in prison, Olisa Metu almost lost his life in detention and now it’s the turn of Omisore while Fayose and Akpabio are being trailed.
“We implore Mr President to re-examine his anti-corruption fight and make it total instead of the targeted attacks on PDP members to permanently silence opposing voices in the country,” Odeyemi said.
The EFCC on Sunday arrested the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Osun state election, Senator Iyiola Omisore.
According to the Sun, Omisore was picked up by EFCC officials from his residence in Abuja on Sunday morning, over his alleged involvement in the movement of money from the office of the former national security adviser (NSA) Col Sambo Dasuki.
The EFCC declared Omisore wanted after allegedly linking him to the fund used for the Ekiti state governorship poll which was reportedly gotten from the office of the NSA.
According to the EFCC investigations, the sum of N1.3 billion was traced to companies where Omoisore had huge investments.
Senator Iyiola’s bank accounts has been frozen by the EFCC. His accounts were frozen alongside those of two sons of Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state of defence.