‘Stop punishing Nigerians, unfreeze Benue and Akwa-Ibom accounts now’ – PDP tells President Buhari

‘Stop punishing Nigerians, unfreeze Benue and Akwa-Ibom accounts now’ – PDP tells President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Celebration has charged President Buhari to right away order the unfreezing of the official accounts of Akwa-Ibom and Benue states ‘illegally’ blocked by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee as such is a direct assault on harmless Nigerians in these states.  

The PDP in a press release condemned the freezing as unlawful, unconstitutional, overtly depraved and can’t be justified below any guise throughout the clear dictates and contemplation of our legal guidelines and apply as a nation.

The PDP rejects the motion of the Federal Authorities and counsels the Buhari Presidency to not disguise below the EFCC to unleash punishment and hardship on the folks in states perceived to be averse to his 2019 re-election bid. In illegally blocking the move of funds to those states, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Authorities has ostensibly commenced a reprehensible design of utilizing financial deprivation as a political device to arm-twist governors and states to help President Buhari’s re-election in 2019.

The APC has been in search of methods to subjugate Nigerians, for which it has now resorted to subjecting hundreds of thousands of compatriots already impoverished by the misrule of the Buhari administration, to face extra hardship by seizing funds legally belonging to them. Nigerians are all conscious that no part of our structure or any regulation in Nigeria for that matter confers any company of the Federal Authorities with powers to intrude or put any restrictions on funds belonging or accruable to states as federating models of our nation.

Aside from its State Meeting, no different authorities physique or establishment has the powers of appropriation or restrictions on any funds belonging to the state. The PDP due to this fact urges all Nigerians to face up and resist this harmful development launched by the determined APC to subjugate Nigerians, for which Akwa-Ibom and Benue states at the moment are getting used to check the need of the folks on this route.


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