Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu

The party’s claims are contained in a statement released by its National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwon.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the Federal Government is planning to arrest and detain Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

The party’s claims are contained in a statement released by its National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwon.

It reads in part:

“We are also aware that plans have been perfected by the Federal Government to arrest and detain the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and other leaders of the party on imaginary charges.”

“Indeed, intelligence available to the party shows that the Federal Government, using its various agencies, is bent on destroying any opposition to the ruling party as all indications show that the government is more interested in humiliating the PDP than fighting corruption.”

“Finally, we state that this war on the PDP and its leaders has, indeed, gone too far. It has now become a mockery of democratic practice.”

The PDP’s comment comes after its former chairman, Uche Secondus was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

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