$2bn Arms Probe: PDP Condemns Arrest Of Dopkesi, Says It Is Political Witch-hunt
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the arrest of former DAAR Communications chairman, Raymond Dokpesi, saying it was aware that more “notable PDP leaders have similarly been listed for arrest over unproven allegations.
The former ruling party alleged that this move was “pursuant to the plot by the APC to cow and silence opposition in the country.”
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Tuesday, the PDP said “the military style of pronouncement of guilt on Chief Dokpesi before any fair hearing, betrays the fact that he is a victim of political persecution and mob trial by the APC government.”
It added, “While the PDP is not against the war against corruption, we insist that the crusade must be carried out within the limits of the law and not as a guise to persecute and torture opposition elements in the country.
“Our fear is that with the pronouncement of guilt even without being given the opportunity as a citizen to state his own side of the story, the President Buhari-led government is sidestepping the laws to ensure that Chief Dokpesi does not get justice in the court, a plot which they want to extend to other PDP leaders.