According to Report from PDP Party, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Federal Government of persecuting and not prosecuting former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki, (rtd) because it perceived that the former NSA may run for the office of the President in 2019. The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday further alleged that Buhari and the APC were using the ongoing fight against corruption to target and destroy the opposition.
The statement reads, “It is sad and embarrassing that President Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade has now been reduced to a war between the APC and the PDP as declared by the office of his spokespersons. Since they have confirmed that this is what the anti-corruption crusade is all about, the APC is obviously seeking to destroy the PDP so that it can push through Buhari’s second tenure in 2019 without opposition from the PDP.
“This has also confirmed our concern that this is the reason the Federal Government is persecuting, and not prosecuting, Col. Sambo Dasuki. The APC and its leaders fear that Dasuki, given his vast political and security network, may be harbouring a presidential ambition, more so that the PDP has zoned its presidential ticket to the north.”
It further claimed that the PDP was aware of an alleged “sinister plan by the APC-led Federal Government to completely decimate our party” by raking up corruption charges against the ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan administration and leaders of the PDP with a view to taking them to court on orchestrated charges.
The PDP spokesman also alleged that Buhari had directed security agencies to be more vicious in dealing with PDP members, adding that the Presidency had allegedly continued to “subtly coerce the judiciary to convict those being charged to court.”