The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to “arm-twist” Governors and States to support his re-election bid. PDP, in a series of tweets on Wednesday, was reacting to the freezing of the bank accounts belonging to Benue and Akwa Ibom States.
The opposition party described the move as “illegal, unconstitutional and overtly wicked”. “The freezing of Benue and Akwa Ibom States accounts by the @officialEFCC is illegal, unconstitutional, overtly wicked and cannot be justified under any guise within the clear dictates and contemplation of our laws and practice as a nation. “We reject this unconstitutional and inhuman actions of the @MBuhari led Federal Government and counsels the Buhari Presidency not to hide under the @officialEFCC to unleash punishment and hardship on the people in states perceived to be averse to his 2019 re-election bid.
“In illegally blocking the flow of funds to these states, the @APCNigeria led Federal Government has ostensibly commenced a reprehensible design of using economic deprivation as a political tool to arm-twist governors and states to support @MBuhar’s re-election in 2019,” the party wrote.