The All Progressives Congress , APC, has raised the alarm over plan by the Jonathan-led federal government and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to arrest its national leader, Bola Tinubu and other chieftains by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, ahead of next Saturday’s election.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the government also plans to freeze the accounts of companies, individuals and organisations believed to be financing the party so as to cripple its activities.
“Without mincing words, we are aware that a RED ALERT alert has been sent to the EFCC to arrest the National Leader of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on trumped-up charges anytime from now.
“In addition, anyone who is suspected of being a financier of the APC is to be arrested, all in efforts to decapitate the main opposition party which is undoubtedly cruising to victory in the forthcoming elections.
“And as part of the offensive against the APC in the days ahead, there is a plan to freeze the accounts of companies, individuals and organisations believed to be financing the party, with the ultimate objective of crippling the party so it won’t be able to sustain its activities, like paying its agents on Election Day and other logistics.
“I am sure the question playing on your lips are: Why would anyone want to arrest APC leaders at this time? What have they done to warrant their arrest? Will there still be a level playing ground for the elections if the main opposition party is decimated just days to the polls?
“Well, we can tell you that this planned arrest is orchestrated by the same people who have sponsored a series of protests to the EFCC, on the basis of the same documentary against Asiwaju which they also masterminded. It may sound like an intrigue, but that is exactly what it is.” NBN