PDP Senators Warn: Don’t Use EFCC to Intimidate Opponents
Ripples of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invitation to the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki to appear before it remained unsettled, as senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today (Friday) warned against unleashing the anti-graft agency on members of the National Assembly.
The wife of the Senate President has been invited by the EFCC to appear before it next week Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
In a statement signed by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi representing Delta North Senatorial District, he said any attempt to unleash the anti-graft agencies on members of the National Assembly as a result of the leadership crisis would not only be constitutionally and lawfully resisted but could have dire consequences on the governance in the country.
Nwaoboshi stated that much as the lawmakers were not against the anti-corruption agencies performing their statutory duties, the invitation by EFCC to the wife of the Senate President clearly indicated that the threat by a group within the National Assembly that they would use all means to fight the leadership is now being carried out.
According to the former chairman of PDP in Delta state, “Nigerians should ask EFCC what they were waiting for all this while before realising that they need to invite Mrs Saraki when she actually left the Government House with her husband in 2011. And why should the invitation come a few days after a senator threatened that his group and their sponsors will bring the Senate President down”.