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PDP Says Secondus’s Arrest Is Oppressive And Unfair

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the arrest of its Acting Chairman, Uche Secondus, as another example of oppressive and unfair treatment by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Government.

A statement by the PDP National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwom said the arrest and detention of Secondus by the EFCC was part of the grand script by the Federal Government to decimate the opposition.

‘‘We are also aware that plans have been perfected by the Federal Government to arrest and detain the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party on imaginary charges.

“Finally, we state that this war on the PDP and its leaders has indeed gone too far. It has now become a mockery of democratic practice,” the statement read.

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Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had on Wednesday, picked up Secondus for quizzing in connection with an investigation that concerns Jide Omokore, Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited.

Recall that on January 27, the EFCC invited and quizzed Omokore who is believed to have connections with some multi-billion dollar petrol import and crude export deals, among other allegations. Omokore was thereafter released on an administrative bail.