The All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party of plotting to blackmail anti-graft agencies like the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In a statement released by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Edegbe Odemwingie, on Saturday, the party explained that the ruling party was planning on distracting the ongoing war against corruption.
The statement said that the party knows of the plot by PDP and its agents to stampede and blackmail anti-corruption agencies over ongoing corruption cases.
“In three orchestrated press statements issued on Friday, Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu and Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, among others, alleged plans by the APC and President Buhari’s administration to silence the opposition through a selective anti-corruption fight.
“Also, the acting National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, on Friday accused the APC of attempting to turn the country into a one party state.
“The APC urges anti-corruption agencies not to be distracted by these syndicated and coordinated attacks and continue to employ all legal and legitimate avenues to bring to book all looters of our common wealth.
“It is clear that the PDP is out of sync and out of step with the generality of Nigerians on the clamour to bring to book all looters of public funds; the days of impunity are over.
“It is, however, reassuring that in spite of desperate and shameless attempts by the PDP and its agents to discredit President Buhari’s anti-corruption efforts, the war against corruption is being won,” it said