Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, demanded the immediate and unconditional release of the former minister of Special Duties; Tanimu Turaki (SAN), from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Turaki, who was also the deputy director general (Administration) of its Presidential Campaign Organisation, was arrested, yesterday, for no just cause.
“Since the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the PDP expressed our unwavering determination to reclaim our victory at the tribunal, being armed with overwhelming evidence, our leaders have been subjected to escalated harassments, constant threats, blackmails, cajoling and contrivances by the APC to drop our legal option. It is instructive to state that Turaki was arrested and detained upon invitation by the EFCC; to endorse a bail document for the Finance Director of Atiku Abubakar’s company, Babalele Abdullahi, who was arrested earlier by the Commission; over flimsy allegations. The PDP, however, states in clear terms that the APC and the Buhari Presidency are fighting a lost battle as no amount of harassment and threats will ever make the party to buckle in its determination to take back its mandate…”