EFCC ordered to arrest Tinubu, others to cripple opposition – APC

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The All Progressives Congress has alleged a plot by the Peoples Democratic Party and the President Goodluck Jonathan administration to decapitate the opposition and gain “undue advantage” ahead of the coming elections.

The APC said its leader, former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, and others suspected to be financiers of the party, had been marked for arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on trumped up charges.

Mr. Tinubu seen as the arrowhead of the opposition is to be arrested by the EFCC, on the instruction of Mr. Jonathan “any time from now”, APC said, through its Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, during a press conference in Lagos on Saturday.

“And as part of the offensive against the APC in the days ahead, there is a plan to freeze the accounts of companies, individuals and organisations believed to be financing the party, with the ultimate objective of crippling the party so it won’t be able to sustain its activities, like paying its agents on Election Day and other logistics,” Mr. Mohammed said.

Mr. Mohammed justified his party’s claim with a March 10 statement ascribed to Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido that “all that needs to be done to break the APC is to ‘kidnap’ two of its leaders.”

Mr. Mohammed said Mr. Lamido was apparently referring to Mr. Tinubu and the presidential aspirant of APC, Muhammadu Buhari, just one day after the APC had earlier claimed some of its financiers were billed for arrest.

On the basis of a documentary against Mr. Tinubu, the spokesperson said PDP and the presidency had orchestrated protests to the EFCC.

He said the fresh plot was coming after Mr. Jonathan had realised APC would “definitely” win the 2015 presidential election.

“It is clear that the momentum has swung to the side of our party, with just a little over a week before the Presidential and National Assembly elections,” he said “It is clear that Nigerians have rejected the PDP and have embraced our party, the APC, as the agent of the change that they (Nigerians) so much desire.

“That explains the desperation being exhibited by the PDP-led Jonathan Administration to arrest Asiwaju, whom they see as the arrowhead of the opposition, believing that this will cripple our party and stop the momentum we have gained.”

He denied the establishment of an unregistered radio station by APC leaders to destabilise the polity. 

The PDP presidential campaign had alleged that APC leaders set up the radio station to announce parallel results of the elections.

However, Mr. Mohammed maintained, “We state categorically that we have nothing to do with that radio station. We believe strongly that the radio station is the handiwork of the same people who are accusing us of establishing it. Their main reason for setting up the station is simple: To use it as another excuse to clamp down on our leaders.”

 


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  • David Adeniran

    Abacha did more than this and he is now history! Jonathan can employ even the crudest methods, he will soon become history ending either the way of Gbagbo or Abacha.

    • Gaskiya

      Definitely Jonathan will end like Abacha or Gbagbo. He is a full blown mad man craving for lost power.

      • Onike24

        With Abacha, death was his escape; Jonathan will never escape his comeuppance

  • Spoken word

    PDP have become desperados

  • Elom Enocent

    If it is true they are going after Tinubu, it is a welcome development. Lets start the fight against corruption since he can not prove that the documentary was all a fabrication

    • babatope

      Welcome development? Jonathanians won’t stop being funny. Awon oloriburuku

      • David Adeniran

        They speak the same way they normally speak to deceive the innocent simple ones when they are selling you fake products in the market!

  • Gaskiya

    Jonathan and PDP are bastards. They are the ones EFCC should arrest for depleting Nigeria’s treasury to nothing. Rascals with fish brains devoid of any strategy to win election except madness.

    • All Trust

      Why call your president bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Wähala

        Because he’s a mentally retarded bastard… a Bandito. Let him try it please, we shall see how it plays out. DIDINRIN! Jo Dumbo is a psychopathic desperado who will no doubt be dumped next week. Barawo… Oloshi!

    • baron

      Your family as a whole can never know peace for insulting the president of this country.

  • Layo

    The end of Jonathan is near. He will surely end worse than Gbagbo.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Well………Tinubu is not only overdue for arrest, but is also deserving of execution by firing squad if that AIT documentary is accurate.

    • Omababa

      Jonothin and PDP have ran out of ideas to snatch victory in this election. Arresting Tinubu and GMB won’t help them because these leaders have concluded their work in the destruction of PDP and Jonothin. Nigerians are going to Speak with one voice come March 28th, for GMB and APC.

  • bonifacejoe

    Since you Lie Mohammed have known of the arrest, tell him to write your expenditures upfront ( cheques) so that you don’t have any cause to complain of being starved of funds as a result of his impeding arrest. I think I have provided you a solution free of charge. This is my contribution for peace to reign in our dear Country.

  • Frank Bassey

    If APC wants to fight corruption, why the fear of crippling the party? Is this a confirmation that Tinubu owns the party since his arrest will cripple the party?

    • Wale

      Your point doesn’t make any sense; you don’t take a knife to a gun fight.

  • Peeooo

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  • Dankasa

    You arrest Asiwaju today, first it will woo more supporters to the incoming ruling parter – APC and create more enemies to your outgoing opposition party – PDPig; secondly, this will expose you more of a desperate position who is bend to do anything to remain in power and remenber he Bola Tinibu, if arrested will surely come out of EFCC cell in a convey of armed police, SSS, Army and even EFCC elements with Presidential Siren straight into the Aso Villa in few weeks time so you are just wasting your time, Jonah, it is over! All this your show of force will not help, you gonna pack your things from the Villa and don’t forget your shoes oooO! No more complaint of shoe oooO!

  • anneedu

    The war of words between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) continued as the PDP said that the APC has no chance of winning votes in Igboland despite the mind games of the APC Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

    The APC chairman had chided Igbo Chiefs for adopting President Jonathan in next week’s Presidential elections.

    But the national chairman of PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, said in a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Tony Amadi, that the Igbo know what they want and how to go about getting it and don’t need a lecture from the opposition party leader on how to go about their political life.

    The APC Chairman told Igbo Chiefs not to “carry their eggs in one basket. When that basket falls and the eggs break, you are left with zero. It is 95% to 5%. Where is your bargaining power? Why are you playing that kind of politics”?

    The APC leader who spoke in Abuja when the Presidential candidate of the APC General Muhammadu Buhari met with select Igbo leaders in the North to solicit for their support.
    Muazu said that the Igbo people in their wisdom know that a bird in hand is far better than hundreds in the bush. 

  • richkid

    When will you be tired of false alarm. Besides if you are guilty of any offence, you take responsibility for it. Not raising alarm like they said what you didn’t do. GeJ all the Way

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  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Some questions EFCC intends to pose to certificate forger, perjurer, drug addict/retired drug baron, money launderer and treasury looter Bola Tinubu:
    Who owns Alpha Beta Consultants?
    Does Alpha Beta Consultant draw N6b/month from LASG?
    Who owns Renaissance, Intercontinental and Oriental Hotels
    Who owns The Nation Newspaper?
    Why was Lagos Poly land expropriated?
    Who owns Radio/TV Continental?
    Who collects taxes in Osun, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos States?
    Who owns Falomo Shopping Centre, Ikoyi?
    Who owns former School of Nursing, Ikoyi?
    Who bought up Eti-Osa Local Government Office?
    Who bought former NNPC building (which houses MTN) in Ikoyi?
    Who owns Tejuosho Market?
    Who owns Ikeja Shoprite Mall?
    Who owns Lekki Construction Company?
    Who acquired Apapa Amusement Park?
    Whose is the Maiyegun Land Project?
    Who owns First Nation Airline?
    Why did LASG finance Queen’s Drive property for you for N4b?
    Who owns Hitech Engineering?
    Who owns Deux Projects Ltd?
    Who owns ARM?
    If Tinubu can answer these (among other) questions satisfactorily, he will be set free. If not, a long prison sentence awaits.

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  • Joe

    As GEJ,Alison Madueke,Okonjo Iweala,Tony Anenieh,Stella Oduah being prosecuted for their looting of our national treasury? How much was our national reserved fund as at 6years ago and how much is it currently? where is the $20b missing from NNPC? Where has our military budget fund for 6years gone to? where is the billions of naria contract awarded to Anthony Anenieh gone to? Where is the 10b Naira Stella Oduah used in flying private jet per annum? Jona you should summit yourself in kirikiri first before pointing finger at others. After all Tinubu has invested a lot into our society where thousands are employed but where have you guys taken your loot to? Dubai,France,Doha You guys need be bold enough to open companies and name them after your names just like Tinubu did and employ our graduates instead of investing your loots outside the country.

  • grace folarin

    Some questions EFCC intends to pose to certificate forger, perjurer, drug addict/retired drug baron, money launderer and treasury looter Bola Tinubu:
    Who owns Alpha Beta Consultants?
    Does Alpha Beta Consultant draw N6b/month from LASG?
    Who owns Renaissance, Intercontinental and Oriental Hotels
    Who owns The Nation Newspaper?
    Why was Lagos Poly land expropriated?
    Who owns Radio/TV Continental?
    Who collects taxes in Osun, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos States?
    Who owns Falomo Shopping Centre, Ikoyi?
    Who owns former School of Nursing, Ikoyi?
    Who bought up Eti-Osa Local Government Office?
    Who bought former NNPC building (which houses MTN) in Ikoyi?
    Who owns Tejuosho Market?
    Who owns Ikeja Shoprite Mall?
    Who owns Lekki Construction Company?
    Who acquired Apapa Amusement Park?
    Whose is the Maiyegun Land Project?
    Who owns First Nation Airline?
    Why did LASG finance Queen’s Drive property for you for N4b?
    Who owns Hitech Engineering?
    Who owns Deux Projects Ltd?
    Who owns ARM?
    If Tinubu can answer these (among other) questions satisfactorily, he will be set free. If not, a long prison sentence awaits.