Saturday, July 25, 2015

Don't intimidate us with EFCC, PDP senators warn FG

Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party have warned the Federal Government against using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to intimidate them,vowing to resists such attempts.
According to Punch, a statement on Friday by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, on behalf of PDP Like Mind Senators, read
 “As much as we are not against the anti-corruption agencies performing their statutory duties, the invitation by EFCC to the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, clearly indicated that the threat by a group within the National Assembly to use all means to fight the National Assembly leadership is now being carried out.
“Nigerians should ask the EFCC what it was waiting for all this while before realising that it would need to invite Mrs. Saraki when she left the Government House with her husband in 2011. And why should the invitation come a few days after a senator threatened that his group would bring the senate president down?
“We also think that the same witch-hunt that the wife of the senate president is suffering now is the same thing happening to his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who the police have been disturbing. But at the right time, we will jointly make our opinion known on the harassment of our leaders.”

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