Members of the Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the Senate, on Wednesday, protested against the alleged plan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to invade homes of Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, and former state governors in the party.
Ekweremadu, while raising a point of order at the plenary on Wednesday, raised the alarm over the alleged plan by the EFCC to raid his home in Enugu State and plant incriminating items in it.
He further alleged that the proposed raid was to ensure his arrest, detention and indictment, with the aim of frustrating his political ambitions.
The Deputy Senate President alleged that mission to move against him was being sponsored by a cabal in the Presidency.
While addressing journalists after the plenary, the spokesman for the Senate PDP caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, said the lawmakers were aware of the alleged plan some persons in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to silence the opposition.
Abaribe was accompanied by some members of the caucus, including three ex-governors. They are the Majority Leader, Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Jonah Jang (Plateau) and Theodore Orji (Abia).
He said, “The Senate caucus of the PDP just finished a meeting and arising from our meeting is this statement. The caucus fully condemns in its totality the alleged plan by some persons in the Presidency. These persons, in the intelligence report that we got, who are have planned to use the EFCC and security agencies to harass, intimidate and set up the Deputy Senate President in order to put him in detention.”
Source – Punch