Akpabio: PDP accuses Federal Govt. on selective prosecution

The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP has said the ongoing corruption investigation against the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, is an attempt at weakening the party and frustrate its rebuilding efforts ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The PDP Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, made the claim, while addressing journalists at the party’s secretariat in Abuja yesterday.

Accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of double standards, Metuh wondered why only the petition against Akpabio was acted on, when there were petitions against former governors of Lagos and Rivers states, Babatunde Fashola and Rotimi Amaechi, who are members of the All Progressives Congress, APC and have been nominated as ministers by the President.

The party said it has verifiable evidence that APC was making efforts to force opposition party members to join the ruling party which explains why the fight against corruption has been selective and focused against PDP members, despite counsels by stakeholders that it should be holistic and in accordance with the due process of the law.

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