The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged the freezing of the private bank accounts of its governorship candidate in the Osun State election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and those of his family members, including singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
This was contained in a statement released on Saturday in Abuja by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan.
The opposition party asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the EFCC to immediately unfreeze the said accounts, describing the action of the anti-graft agency as oppressive, tyrannical, provocative and a direct recipe for crisis in the state, given that the people of Osun are solidly behind Adeleke ahead of the election.
The PDP said the freezing of the Adelekes’ accounts by an agency of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government, a week to the governorship election, shows that th ruling party ” is mortally afraid of our candidate and has been seeking ways to undermine his electoral fortunes.”
“Such savage attack on innocent citizens confirms the viciousness of the Buhari-led APC administration to use any means whatsoever to subjugate Nigerians and appropriate power to itself at all cost.”
It urged the people of the state to collectively condemn the “wickedness meted out on their son and members of his family” and to ensure that they use their votes to make a statement “against the APC by voting en masse for their beloved son.”
The PDP further directed its members, including state governors, officials at zonal and state chapters, national and states assembly members, all presidential and governorship aspirants as well as other stakeholders, particularly, in the South-West zone, to immediately commence movement into Osun State with their political machinery to campaign and support the PDP candidate.
The Osun State governorship election will take place next Saturday.