Release Of Jafaru Isa Shows That Buhari Is Witch Hunting PDP Members Using EFCC - PDP

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at 10-01-2016 10:11PM (4 years ago)

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The Peoples Democratic party (PDP) says the release of the associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and APC chieftain, Brig. General Jafaru Isa (retired) by the EFCC barely eight hours after arrest while its spokesman Chief Olisa Metuh remains detained and without being charged to court since last Tuesday, vindicates its position that this Federal Government is not fighting corruption but on a clamp-down mission on PDP leaders.




The party said that its spokesman, who was arrested without invitation by the anti graft agency has remained incarcerated since Tuesday while the APC chieftain who even disregarded the commission's invitation and had to be arrested was quickly released after the EFCC boss meeting at the Presidential villa.

The PDP in a statement signed by the National Legal Adviser, Barr Victor Kwon on Sunday said there can be no clearer indication that the APC-led administration is on a man-hunt against PDP leaders, and that it has a personal grudge against Chief Metuh, ostensibly for his stance as opposition spokesman, particularly his recent exchange with the government and the APC over their dictatorial activities.

The party queried the action of the EFCC in freeing Brig. General Jafaru Isa, eight hours after his arrest last Wednesday night while Chief Metuh is still being detained even when the two are being investigated over same allegation of receiving funds from the office of the National Security Adviser.

"The release of Jafaru Isa, a known associate of the President and chieftain of the APC eight hours after his arrest while our spokesman remains in detention even when the two are being investigated over same allegation, clearly shows that the President Buhari-led APC government is not fighting corruption but using the much hyped crusade as a cover to persecute PDP leaders and decimate the opposition, a project the EFCC has clearly yielded itself as a willing tool.

"We have information of the marching order from the Presidency for the immediate release of the President's associate and that his issue is one of the major part reasons for the repeated visits of the EFCC Chairman to the Presidential villa within the period of his arrest. Of course, there is nothing hidden under the sun.

"We ask, how can the EFCC now explain to the world that it is not corrupt and teleguided by the Federal Government to persecute PDP leaders?  What happened to the illegal holding charge upon which it has detained the PDP spokesman beyond the limit stipulated by section 35(5a) of the constitution and in violation of his guaranteed personal liberty under the law?

"Are there now two separate sets of laws; one for PDP leaders and perceived foes of the President Buhari-led government which allows them to be detained beyond constitutional limits without being charged to court and another set, for associates of the President associates and APC leaders, which guarantees them a slap in the back and immunity from investigation and prosecution, and if arrested, an immediate release?

"Is it really true that the fund Jafaru Isa was alleged to have received from the former NSA was traced near the corridors of those who today bestride power in the country? Furthermore, can the Federal Government and the APC now in all honesty face the world and announce that this administration is indeed waging war against corruption?

"Can the EFCC explain what has happened to several petitions by Nigerians on corruption issues against many APC leaders including those who as former governor looted funds belonging to their state? Are they now under immunity for the fact that they are in the APC and that most of the funds they looted where used to finance APC's Presidential campaign?

"While we reiterate our support for any effort aimed eradicating corruption in our nation we stand our ground in demanding that the fight must be holistic, credible, within the limits provided by the laws irrespective of political affiliations.

"The PDP therefore restates its demand that the EFCC immediately releases its spokesman, Chief Olisa Metuh or charge him to court if they have any case against him.  His continued detention without being charged to court is only indicative of the fact that the commission has not been able convince itself of enough evidence of guilt and is now lending itself as a willing instrument of persecution against Chief Metuh.

"The public will recall that the PDP is not given to frivolous claims as evidenced in many instances including our alert last year of a meeting between the Presidency, the then newly appointed INEC Chairman and top security officers just before the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.

"Finally, we state with every sense of responsibility that now that it is clear, with the release of Jafaru Isa eight hours after his arrest, that the continued detention of our spokesman is politically motivated, this party can no longer guarantee that it can rein in its members and supporters who have been exercising restrain since this particular arrest by the EFCC.

Nigeria belongs to all of us and the laws are made for all of us and must be applied on its values and spirit without political considerations.

Signed:

Barr. Victor Kwon
National Legal Adviser



gogoman at 10-01-2016 10:24PM (4 years ago)
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YES WE APC MUST WITCH/WIZARD HUNT YOU PDP PEOPLE!!  SO WHEN IS YOUR TURN , YOU TOO WITCH HUNT US...   YEYE PEOPLE NO BE UNA CHOP LAST REGIME MONEY!!!
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Wazubia at 10-01-2016 10:24PM (4 years ago)
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PMB we all knows that his a tribalism man, but let's see what the outcome will be.
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moralemike07 at 10-01-2016 10:37PM (4 years ago)
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A bad man is always a bad man.
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Anny01 at 10-01-2016 10:44PM (4 years ago)
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Truelly Buhari is not fighting corruption rather he's fighting opposition parties particularly, PDP. The end of this administration shall tell Nigerians it true course.
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kp45 at 10-01-2016 10:56PM (4 years ago)
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Ok
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akinmanchy at 10-01-2016 11:42PM (4 years ago)
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Alright

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freethinker at 11-01-2016 12:40AM (4 years ago)
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BUHARI I KNOW WILL NEVER CHANGE, HE DID THE SAME WHEN HE OVERTHREW SHAGARI. HE IS A TRIBALIST TO THE CORE.
HE HAS NOTHING GOOD TO OFFER.
IT IS VERY BAD, BUT ONE DAY...
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Oworen25 at 11-01-2016 03:42AM (4 years ago)
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When I said that this buhari of a man is coming to fight back the PDP people wouldn't believe me, I pray he have the same power to fight Ibrahim babagida who dealt with him and even sent him to prison.
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winace at 11-01-2016 06:23AM (4 years ago)
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We all know dis na. Wen all those thieves in PDP Dats wen I conclude dat there will not be any transparency in dis govt. And it's so shameful dat f old pple whom we are suppose to listen to and learn from are worst than d younger generation. Wat is happening now is jt too obvious. And some party loyalist here who eat from d crumbles of their master think it'd right thing and dat d govt is doing his job.
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winace at 11-01-2016 06:23AM (4 years ago)
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We all know dis na. Wen all those thieves in PDP Dats wen I conclude dat there will not be any transparency in dis govt. And it's so shameful dat f old pple whom we are suppose to listen to and learn from are worst than d younger generation. Wat is happening now is jt too obvious. And some party loyalist here who eat from d crumbles of their master think it'd right thing and dat d govt is doing his job. D question is, is it only PDP present members dat stole from d country?Huh?
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Trueyarn at 11-01-2016 08:51AM (4 years ago)
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All this people are rogues,I don't count or trust in any polithiefians.
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Trueyarn at 11-01-2016 08:55AM (4 years ago)
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All this people are rogues,I don't count or trust in any polithiefians.
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Haso112 at 11-01-2016 09:02AM (4 years ago)
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NOISE... Ariwo Oja!!!  when you people dey enjoy our money and resources for 16 years, una know no say one day na one day. You guys probably thought you'd be there forever. PDP party of heartless thieves.
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Trueyarn at 11-01-2016 09:10AM (4 years ago)
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All this people are rogues,I don't count or trust in any polithiefians.
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factfinding at 11-01-2016 09:18AM (4 years ago)
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Keep fighting them Buhari, when Jonathan assumed office of the Nigerian president he feel less concern, swept the past corrupt leadership under the carpet, i support you Buhari to WITCH HUNT!!!!! WITCH CRAFT!!!!!!! WITCH SHOOT!!!!! WITCH KILL!!!!WITCH DESTROYED!!!!!! and WITCH FLUSH!!!!!!!!!! all the past Corrupt leadership, show no mercy until they vomit all our money to the last kobo.
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Haso112 at 11-01-2016 11:12AM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Angel on 11-01-2016 09:18AM
Keep fighting them Buhari, when Jonathan assumed office of the Nigerian president he feel less concern, swept the past corrupt leadership under the carpet, i support you Buhari to WITCH HUNT!!!!! WITCH CRAFT!!!!!!! WITCH SHOOT!!!!! WITCH KILL!!!!WITCH DESTROYED!!!!!! and WITCH FLUSH!!!!!!!!!! all the past Corrupt leadership, show no mercy until they vomit all our money to the last kobo.

GBAMS....! U talk well..
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DAMILARE100 at 11-01-2016 11:21AM (4 years ago)
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You can't fight corruption with corruption. Naija don enter one change. This government is certainly anti PDP
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DAMILARE100 at 11-01-2016 11:21AM (4 years ago)
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You can't fight corruption with corruption. Naija don enter one change. This government is certainly anti PDP
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DAMILARE100 at 11-01-2016 11:22AM (4 years ago)
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Yeye de smell
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